VisIt Presentations and Demonstrations at SC14

by Roger Rintala | November 12, 2014 9:00 pm

SC14-Logosm[1]Intelligent 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[2] for use in production engineering environments.

 

visitlogo[3]VisIt 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[4] brings many additions and fixes developed by Intelligent Light and the ability to export XDB files[5] 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[6], on Monday, November 17 1:30-5:00 pm.

 

IL will support two industry programs to highlight HPC success and real world Impact with our presentation in the HPC Impact Showcase and on an industry panel.

Revolutionizing Innovation with On Demand HPC – HPC Impact Showcase

HPC in the Cloud: The Overcast has Cleared, panel moderated by Rich Bruckner

 

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SC14-Logosm.jpg
  2. harden and extend: http://blog.ilight.com/intelligent-light-to-commercialize-visit-open-source-software-with-help-of-1m-phase-ii-doe-grant/
  3. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/visitlogo.png
  4. VisIt 2.8: http://blog.ilight.com/fieldview-xdb-files-from-visit/
  5. export XDB files: http://blog.ilight.com/fieldview-xdb-files-from-visit/
  6. SC14 Tutorial, Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/schedule/event_detail?evid=tut123

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/visit-presentations-sc14/


SC14 Tutorial: Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt

by Roger Rintala | November 12, 2014 9:00 pm

Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt[1]

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:

 

1. An introduction to visualization techniques for mesh based simulations.

2. A guided tour of VisIt.

3. Hands-on demonstrations of end-to-end visualizations of both a water flow simulation and blood flow (aneurysm) simulation.

 

This tutorial builds on the past success of VisIt tutorials, updated and anchored with new concrete use cases. Attendees will gain practical knowledge and recipes to help them effectively use VisIt to analyze data from their own simulations. This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344; LLNL-PROP-652360

 

Presenters:

Jean M. Favre (Swiss National Supercomputing Center)

Cyrus Harrison (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

David Pugmire (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Rob Sisneros (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)

Brad Whitlock (Intelligent Light)

Full Details from SC14[2]

“The SC Tutorials program is always one of the highlights of the SC Conference, offering attendees a variety of short courses on key topics and technologies relevant to high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Tutorials also provide the opportunity to interact with recognized leaders in the field and to learn about the latest technology trends, theory, and practical techniques. As in years past, tutorial submissions were subjected to a rigorous peer review process. Of the 77 submissions, the Tutorials Committee selected the following 33 tutorials for presentation.” – SC14 Tutorials Committee

Endnotes:
  1. Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/schedule/event_detail?evid=tut123
  2. Full Details from SC14: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/schedule/event_detail?evid=tut123

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/sc14-visittutorial/


SC14 – Invited IL Speakers Reflect the Changing HPC Landscape

by Roger Rintala | November 12, 2014 8:59 pm

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[1] 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

 

 

Endnotes:
  1. HPC Impact Showcase: http://sc14.supercomputing.org/exhibit/hpc-impact-showcaseundefined

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/sc14-invited-speakers/


Interactive Exploration of High Fidelity ICE Simulations

by Roger Rintala | October 3, 2014 3:52 pm

Interactive Exploration of High Fidelity ICE Simulations

Learn how you can create and analyze ICE simulations with hundreds of time steps and hundreds of thousands of simulated particles.  Interactively explore your high fidelity data to improve understanding of your results.
Attend this webinar[1] by Intelligent Light and Convergent Science to see how you can escape current limitations and achieve more from your CFD.

 

An innovative transient post-processing approach for ICE simulations[2]

 

In the quest to improve simulation accuracy and fueled by the rise of HPC, simulations are being performed on ever finer meshes and with larger number of particles.  In the case of internal combustion engine CFD which requires very long transient runs in order to reach convergence, this has become problematic due to the huge amount of data and the time it takes to review it.
This presentation will describe, through an ICE case study simulated with CONVERGE, an innovative post-processing approach that allows interactive analysis of several hundreds of time steps, containing hundreds of thousands of simulated particles.

 

Combined with more traditional methods (transient animations, time history plots…), this interactive investigation technique will provide unprecedented insight to complex transient flows.

 

Join us!

Tuesday, October 28, 2PM ET

 

Sign Up Now[3]

 

 

ICE Simulation[4]

Endnotes:
  1. Attend this webinar: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=iwb2q8t52fnc
  2. An innovative transient post-processing approach for ICE simulations: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=iwb2q8t52fnc
  3. [Image]: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=iwb2q8t52fnc
  4. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IL_CSI_webninar_keyimage.png

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/interactive-exploration-of-high-fidelity-ice-simulations/


EnterpriseHPC 2014

by Media | October 3, 2014 9:00 am

Enterprise HPC 2014[1]Intelligent Light was an invited participant in the EnterpriseHPC event in California last week, hosted by Tabor Communications.  This exclusive event brought together HPC users from across industries to identify common challenges, seek solutions.  Manufacturing industry leaders from , Cummins, Gulfstream Aerospace, Mercury Marine, Rolls Royce, and Simpson Strong-Tie joined leaders from finance, life-sciences, technology, health care, retail, and more.

 

It was clear from the discussions that making the most of valuable people, developing HPC skills, providing new on-ramps for HPC use, and successful collaborations with expert vendor partners were on the minds of many.

 

HPCwire coverage of the event includes an article by Nicole Hemsoth[2] about the panel discussion aimed at challenges in manufacturing industries.  The panel was led by Merle Giles (NCSA) and Intelligent Light’s Roger Rintala participated.

“This event created and nurtured a discussion that elevated above the day to day topics germane to specific industries or application areas.  It gave these leaders the opportunity to learn from each other and find new ways to identify and attack workflow bottlenecks and challenges.”

- Roger R. Rintala, Intelligent Light

HPC is a powerful enabler for leading organizations and partners like Intelligent Light can bring the expertise to help HPC users exploit the technology effectively while aligning internal resources with the core strengths of their organizations.

HPCwire[3]  What’s Still Missing for HPC Users in Manufacturing[4]

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://enterprisehpc.com/
  2. article by Nicole Hemsoth: http://www.hpcwire.com/2014/09/16/whats-still-missing-hpc-users-manufacturing/
  3. [Image]: http://www.hpcwire.com/2014/09/16/whats-still-missing-hpc-users-manufacturing/
  4. What’s Still Missing for HPC Users in Manufacturing: http://www.hpcwire.com/2014/09/16/whats-still-missing-hpc-users-manufacturing/

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/enterprisehpc-2014/