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Roger Rintala

VisIt Presentations and Demonstrations at SC14

SC14-LogosmIntelligent Light looks forward to SC14, the premier gathering of HPC users, providers, and developers.  We return to the conference in continued support of the VisIt community.  VisIt is massively scalable, open source visualization software developed by the Department of Energy for which Intelligent Light is working to harden and extend for use in production engineering environments.

 

visitlogoVisIt is already being used to help harness the power of leadership class HPC and some of our leading customers have embraced it as a powerful tool for in-situ post-processing, an essential emerging capability for high throughput CFD.  VisIt 2.8 brings many additions and fixes developed by Intelligent Light and the ability to export XDB files is the first step in our path for bringing VisIt into the  FieldView world, where thousands of CFD users do important engineering and research work every day.

 

During SC14 presentations in our booth #3617 include:

Intelligent Light Moves Forward with VisIt

Steve Legensky, Intelligent Light – Tuesday, November 18 2:00 pm 

Developing VisIt for In-Situ on Leadership Class Systems

Brad Whitlock, Intelligent Light - Wednesday, November 19 1:00 pm

Toward Exascale: A year of VisIt Development Expands the Envelope with VisIt 2.8

Brad Whitlock, Intelligent Light – Wednesday, November 19 3:00 pm

 

In addition, we are supporting the SC14 Tutorial, Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt, on Monday, November 17 1:30-5:00 pm.

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Roger Rintala

SC14 Tutorial: Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt

Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt

Visualization and data analysis are an essential component of the scientific discovery process. Scientists and businesses running HPC simulations leverage visualization and analysis tools for data exploration, quantitative analysis, visual debugging, and communication of results. This half-day tutorial will provide attendees with a practical introduction to mesh based HPC visualization and analysis using VisIt, an open source parallel scientific visualization and data analysis platform. We will provide a foundation in basic HPC visualization practices and couple this with hands-on experience creating visualizations and analyzing data. This tutorial includes:

 

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Roger Rintala

SC14 – Invited IL Speakers Reflect the Changing HPC Landscape

Intelligent Light customers are often leaders in their industries.  We are proud of their accomplishments and our role in supporting their success.  In these two invited talks we will share brief stories of organizations who have made HPC a valuable resource for their businesses.

 

HPC Impact Showcase at SC14

Intelligent Light has been invited to participate in the 2nd Annual HPC Impact Showcase at SC14. The HPC Impact Showcase brings real world applications of HPC that make a difference in shaping our world. Intelligent Light General Manager and Founder, Steve Legensky, will share cases of leading organizations whose CFD business success is enabled by on-demand HPC. Presentations take place in the HPC Impact Showcase Theater on the exhibit floor.

 

Revolutionizing Innovation with On Demand HPC

Steve Legensky, Intelligent Light

Tuesday, November 18th, 11:00 AM, HPC Impact Showcase Theater

 

HPC in the Cloud: The Overcast has Cleared

Panel discussion moderated by Rich Bruckner, insideHPC and hosted by Dell

Wednesday, Nov 19, 1:30 PM, Dell Beignet Theater, Dell booth #1730

Panelists include:

Muhammad Atif, Ph.D., National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), The Australian National University (ANU)

Larry Smarr, Ph.D., UC San Diego

Roger Rintala, Intelligent Light

Boyd Wilson, Clemson University & Omnibond

 

 

Yves-Marie Lefebvre

FieldView 15 Preview

The latest release of FieldView, Version 15, is coming in late October.  This is the first FieldView release created under our Agile development process.  Participating users have seen their requests implemented in prototypes along the way and are already seeing benefits.

Among the improvements coming in the new release:

  • Increased performance and control over extract generation (XDBs), with the new option to retain thresholds from FieldView through to the XDB file.
  • An improved reader for OpenFOAM data which will allow the computation of more accurate iso-surfaces at the border between partitions.
  • Introduction of XDBView, a new standalone viewer for FieldView XDBs which is open licensed and can be freely shared among colleagues.
  • Easier access to about 50 colormaps and user defined ones straight from the interface.
  • Resolution of a bug related to the 3D mouse support improves performance for users without 3D mouse tools.
  • For users rendering very large surfaces, FieldView 15 will reduce the memory footprint while maintaining a very good level of performance.

FieldView 15 will address many more feature requests and improvements.  Stay tuned for more details as the release nears.

 

Our FieldView 15 Beta program will commence soon.  Please contact your sales or support rep if you would like to be included in the beta program.