Overview: This hands-on tutorial will introduce participants to analyzing and visu-alizing scientific data with the VTK (vtk.org) toolkit and ParaView (paraview.org) which are open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization applications.
Analyzing output from large scale numerical simulations can be a daunting task. This can include both the visualization as well as the quantitative analysis of the re-sults. ParaView can be used to quickly build visualizations to analyze data using both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done in-teractively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities. ParaView was developed to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources. It can be run on supercomputers to analyze data-sets of terascale as well as on laptops for smaller data.
Dr. Andrew Bauer obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University in 1996. He earned his Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo in 2003. His current work is in enabling technologies for large-scale, PDE-based nu-merical simulations with focus mainly on efficient simulation specification and in-situ visualization. Prior to joining Kitware, Inc., his work was primarily focused on mesh-based numerical simulations of partial differential equations.