Interactive volume visualization of fluid flow simulation data

Paul R. Woodward, David H. Porter, James Greensky, Alex J. Larson, Michael Knox, James Hanson, Niranjay Ravindran, Tyler Fuchs

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Recent development work at the Laboratory for Computational Science & Engineering (LCSE) at the University of Minnesota aimed at increasing the performance of parallel volume rendering of large fluid dynamics simulation data is reported. The goal of the work is interactive visual exploration of data sets that are up to two terabytes in size. A key system design feature in accelerating the rendering performance from such large data sets is replication of the data set on directly attached parallel disk systems at each rendering node. Adaptation of this system for interactive steering and visualization of fluid flow simulations as they run on remote supercomputer systems introduces special additional challenges which will briefly be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Parallel Computing
Subtitle of host publicationState of the Art in Scientific Computing - 8th International Workshop, PARA 2006, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540757542
StatePublished - 2007
Event8th International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA 2006 - Umea, Sweden
Duration: Jun 18 2007Jun 21 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4699 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other8th International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA 2006


  • Fluid flow simulation
  • Interactive steering
  • Scientific visualization


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