Tag: visualization

Contrary View: CPUs Sometimes Best for Big Data Visualization

Dec 1, 2015 |

Contrary to conventional thinking, GPUs are often not the best vehicles for big data visualization. In this commentary, I discuss several key technical reasons why a CPU-based “Software Defined Visualization” approach can deliver a more flexible, performant, scalable, cost effective, and power efficient solution to big data visualization than a conventional GPU-based approach. An example Read more…

NSF-Funded CADENS Project Seeking Data and Visualizations

Nov 24, 2015 |

The NSF-funded Centrality of Advanced Digitally ENabled Science (CADENS) project is looking for scientific data to visualize or existing data visualizations to weave into larger documentary narratives in a series of fulldome digital films and TV programs aimed at broad public audiences. Visualizations of your work could reach millions of people, amplifying its greater societal Read more…

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

Aug 27, 2015 |

A curse of dealing with mounds of data so massive that they require special tools, said computer scientist Valerio Pascucci, is if you look for something, you will probably find it, thus injecting bias into the analysis.

Visualization Software Makes Leap from Science to Industry

Feb 24, 2015 |

For three years now, CFD software specialist Intelligent Light has been working to bring the open source visualization program VisIt into its family of industrial grade software products. Designed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists to visualize data coming off Department of Energy (DOE) supercomputers, VisIt scales well and is well-suited for in situ processing. Read more…

KAUST Tackles Extreme Event Prediction

Oct 8, 2014 |

Five years ago, shortly after the founding of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, on the cost of the Red Sea, over 140 millimeters of rain fell over the region in just eight hours, causing over 100 fatalities and $100 million in damages. Flash flooding is most problematic in dry Read more…

Preparing for Solar Storms

Aug 26, 2013 |

It may not be possible to prevent devastating space-weather events like solar storms from reaching the earth’s surface, but with enough warning, we can prepare for them. Scientists believe that mapping the earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield that stops most but not all of these storms – is the first step.

Dust Storms Put GPU CPU Performance to the Test

Jun 6, 2013 |

A team of researchers modeling environmental events looked to the relative efficiencies of using GPU and CPU approaches for their processing and rendering. While CPUs were needed due to limited on-board GPU memory….

The Week in HPC Research

Jan 31, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/in-situ_visualization_fig_2_kageyama-yamada_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”69″ />The top research stories of the week have been hand-selected from prominent science journals and leading conference proceedings. Here’s another diverse set of items, including a unique method for in-situ visualization, insight into programming for exascale, a look at green cloud computing and more…

Adaptive Revs Moab, Debuts Remote Virtualization Edition

Nov 28, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Adaptive_Computing_Moab_2012.jpg” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”73″ />At SC12, Adaptive announced its Moab HPC Suite 7.2 release, which includes several productivity enhancements and introduces support for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The workload management vendor also launched two new products as part of its Moab HPC Suite: Application Portal Edition and Remote Visualization Edition.

Adaptive Revs Moab, Debuts Remote Virtualization Edition

Nov 27, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Adaptive_Computing_Moab_2012.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”67″ />At SC12, Adaptive announced its Moab HPC Suite 7.2 release, which includes several productivity enhancements and introduces support for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. The workload management vendor also launched two new products as part of its Moab HPC Suite: Application Portal Edition and Remote Visualization Edition.