“Hardware Strategies For Scientific Visualization” Moderated by Robert B. Haber

  • ©Jim Clark, Thomas (Tom) A. DeFanti, Louis J. Doctor, and Frank Moss



Entry Number: 10


    Hardware Strategies For Scientific Visualization



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    This panel explores competing strategies for hardware systems that respond to the needs of scientific visualization in today’s world of large-scale numerical simulations. The panelists debate the merits of a variety of system architectures, ranging from systems based on PCs, to workstations, to supercomputers. New technologies for networking and distributed graphics are presented for post-simulation analysis and real- time, interactive monitoring and steering of numerical simulations. Visualization users and vendors examine how well the computer graphics industry is responding to the needs of the scientific visualization community by asking the following questions:
    • Do technologies ported from CAD/CAM and commercial animation adequately serve the needs of scientists?
    • Do they deal with the real bottlenecks in the visualization process?
    • Is the level of integration of graphics hardware, software tools and video animation equipment adequate?
    • And is the visualization market large enough to support the rate of product development that scientists are demanding?

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