Coffee & Viz - Scaling Visualization Beyond Post-processing


Friday, February 17, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am

2017-02-17 09:30:00 2017-02-17 10:30:00 America/New_York Coffee & Viz - Scaling Visualization Beyond Post-processing Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library


Event Description

Please note: Everyone is welcome to attend this program. However, this talk is geared towards scientific visualization practitioners and assumes some knowledge of that domain.

As high-performance computer (HPC) systems continue to grow larger and in new directions, memory and storage speeds have fallen significantly behind the amount of computation that can be performed. This is leading to new strategies for simulation where the visualization or analysis of the simulation domain is the only artifact saved to permanent storage. In this Coffee & Viz, David Thompson of Kitware will describe the trends causing these changes and illustrate several approaches to dealing with data at these scales through results that various groups have obtained using ParaView's Cinema and Catalyst tools. For more information, see


Contact Information

Karen Ciccone

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Other Information

Light refreshments will be available in an adjacent space beginning at 9:15 a.m. To increase the sustainability of this program, please consider bringing your own reusable coffee mug.

This image shows streamlines in a simulation of Earth's magnetosphere projected to the equatorial plane. The color is based on the magnitude of the ion flow speed. This image and others are computed in situ during the simulation for review afterwards.