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.
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
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.