Web-based Techniques for Remote Scientific Visualization
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469 Clifton Corporate Parkway, Clifton Park, NY, 12065
C. Charles Law
Abstract"The objective of this Phase I proposal is to design and prototype a web-based visualization system to aid in the analysis of High Performance Computing (HPC) simulations. HPC simulations are widely used in the design of new materials and weapons systems.However, the amount of data they generate is large, limiting the analysis of the HPC results to a few high-powered computers. In this proposal we introduce the notion of a visualization server, much like a traditional web server, that would support theanalysis and exploration of HPC simulations from a wide range of clients. The visualization server and clients would be built upon the Visualization ToolKit (VTK), a widely used, comprehensive, portable, open-source visualization library. The system usessecure methods of data transmission requiring only basic functionality from a standard Web browser. Because the system takes advantage of VTK's parallel streaming pipeline, large amounts of data (a petabyte has been documented) can be processed andrendered in parallel. The system will be developed by Kitware, Inc., a small business providing commercial support for VTK, and whose employees are the original creators and maintainers of VTK. The proposed project will significantly improve the use andaccessibility of HPC clusters in many military and commercial fields. HPC is already used for ballistics, ablation, impact analysis, weather prediction, new weapon systems, communications covera
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