“A Distributed Visualization Demonstration Using Workstations, A Heterogeneous Supercomputer Environment, and High-Speed Network Protocols” by Johnston

  • ©William E. Johnston

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    A Distributed Visualization Demonstration Using Workstations, A Heterogeneous Supercomputer Environment, and High-Speed Network Protocols

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    Showcase

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    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)

Description:


    This demonstration represents one model of how scientists, researchers, and physicians con benefit from the combination of local, inexpensive workstations, high-speed networking, and remote supercomputing facilities. It consists of three parts: the application itself, the network infrastructure, and the workstation visualization and control.

    The application utilizes PSC’s distributed heterogeneous supercomputing environment to generate o surface tessellation from a 30 scalar field using the dividing cubes algorithm and to render on image. The image is sent over the network to a Showcase workstation to display the result. A graphical interface on the workstation allows interactive exploration of the 3D data, sending new parameters to the heterogeneous supercomputing environment for reprocessing and re-rendering as the exploration proceeds.


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