Schedule of Demos and Prentations

Kitware will be exhibiting at SC13 in booth #4207, with demos highlighting our most recent work.

On the hour each day we will be demonstrating ParaView’s immersive VR capabilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore and interact with datasets in a 3D environment. Kitware personnel will also be available to demonstrate other technologies including the DAX (Data Analysis at Extreme) toolkit, pre-processing software, and computational chemistry.

In collaboration with Intel, Kitware will present its vision for a parallel universe in the Intel Theater on Tuesday, from 1:15-1:30. The talk will focus on scientific computing at extreme scale. Kitware is also participating in Intel’s ‘Fellow Traveler Tour.’ Stop by the Intel booth (2501, 2701) to join a tour.

As part of the Exhibitor Forum Series on Wednesday from 4:00-4:30, Utkarsh Ayachit will present a talk titled ‘Tools for Data Analysis and Visualization at Exascale.’

Abstract: Visualization and analysis are critical to understanding complex data and phenomena. However, current approaches will need a paradigm shift in order to scale to the next generation of computers. This session will highlight the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) and ParaView, the leading open-source tools for scientific visualization and analysis. It will also cover the collaborative efforts on the Data Analysis at Extreme (DAX) toolkit and Portable Data-Parallel Visualization and Analysis Library (PISTON), and how to leverage these next-generation paradigms with VTK and ParaView to move your work to the exascale. Further, the session will detail the business benefits of basing a custom solution on open-source tools, such as avoiding vendor lock-in and leveraging a community’s software maintenance skills.

ParaView Tutorial

On Sunday, November 17 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, David E. DeMarle, with W. Alan Scott, Li-Ta Lo, and Kenneth Moreland will teach a ‘Large Scale Visualization with ParaView’ tutorial.

Abstract: ParaView is a powerful open-source turnkey application for analyzing and visualizing large data sets in parallel. Designed to be configurable, extendible, and scalable, ParaView is built upon the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) to allow rapid deployment of visualization components. This tutorial presents the architecture of ParaView and the fundamentals of parallel visualization. Attendees will learn the basics of using ParaView for scientific visualization with hands-on lessons. The tutorial features detailed guidance in visualizing the massive simulations run on today’s supercomputers and an introduction to scripting and extending ParaView. Attendees should bring laptops to install ParaView and follow along with the demonstrations.

Contributed and Accepted Papers

Kitware has a paper accepted as part of the Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences.’ The paper, Sustainable Software Ecosystems for Open Science, will be part of the community panel discussion.

As part of the 8th Annual Ultrascale Visualzation workshop on November 17, Kitware has three collaborative papers accepted:

  • A Classification of Scientific Visualization Algorithms for Massive Threading by Kenneth Moreland, Berk Geveci, Kwan-Liu Ma and Robert Maynard
  • On-Demand Unstructured Mesh Translation for Reducing Memory Pressure during In Situ Analysis by Jonathan Woodring, James Ahrens, Timothy Tautges, Tom Peterka, Venkat Vishwanath and Berk Geveci
  • A Model for Optimizing File Access Patterns using Spatio-Temporal Parallelism by Boonthanome Nouanesengsy, John Patchett, James Ahrens, Andrew Bauer, Aashish Chaudhary, Ross Miller, Berk Geveci, Galen Shipman and Dean Williams

Kitware also has two papers accepted as part of the VISTech Workshop: Visualization Infrastructure and Systems Technology:

W. R. Sherman, P. O’Leary, and E. A. Wernert, ‘Immersive Visualization Bootcamps: sharing expertise, building communit,’ VisTech ’13 Workshop: Visualization Infrastructure and Systems Technology (SC13), Denver, CO, 22 November 2013, 5 pages, 2013.

P. O’Leary, W. R. Sherman, N. Shetty, J. Clark, and D. Hulme, ‘Providing a Progression of Immersive Visualization Technologies ,’ VisTech ’13 Workshop: Visualization Infrastructure and Systems Technology (SC13), Denver, CO, 22 November 2013, 4 pages, 2013.

Workshop abstract: Human perception is centered on the ability to process information contained in visible light, and our visual interface is a tremendously powerful data processor. Every day we are inundated with staggering amounts of digital data. For many types of computational research, visualization is the only viable means of extracting information and developing understanding from this data. Integrating our visual capacity with technological capabilities has tremendous potential for transformational science. We seek to explore the intersection between human perception and large-scale visual analysis by studying visualization interfaces and interactive displays. This rich intersection includes: virtual reality systems, visualization through augmented reality, large scale visualization systems, novel visualization interfaces, high-resolution interfaces, mobile displays, and visualization display middleware. The VISTech workshop will provide a space where experts in the large-scale visualization technology field and users can come together to discuss state-of-the art technologies for visualization and visualization laboratories.

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