DescriptionVisualization and data analysis are essential components of the scientific discovery process. Scientists and analysts running HPC simulations rely on visualization and analysis tools for data exploration, quantitative analysis, visual debugging, and communication of results. This half-day tutorial will provide SC17 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 an introduction to HPC visualization practices and couple this with hands-on experience using VisIt.
This tutorial includes: 1) An introduction to visualization techniques for mesh-based simulations. 2) A guided tour of VisIt. 3) End-to-end demonstration visualizing a CFD Blood Flow simulation. 4) Information on representing simulation mesh data for in situ processing and parallel IO.
This tutorial builds on the past success of VisIt tutorials, updated for SC17 with new content focused on solutions that allow attendees to represent simulation data for both in situ and IO output. Attendees will gain practical knowledge and recipes to help them effectively use VisIt to analyze data from their own simulations.