The output from leading-edge scientific simulations is so voluminous and complex that advanced visualization techniques are necessary to interpret the calculated results. Even though visualization technology has progressed significantly in recent years, we are barely capable of exploiting petascale data to its full extent, and exascale datasets are on the horizon. This workshop, held in conjunction with SC10, aims at addressing this pressing issue by fostering communication between visualization researchers and the users of visualization. Attendees will be introduced to the latest and greatest research innovations in large data visualization, and also learn how these innovations impact scientific supercomputing and discovery process.

Workshop Chairs

Technical Program

09:00am - 09:15am
Opening Remarks - Kwan-Liu Ma, UC Davis
09:15am - 09:30am
Science at Scale
Lucy Nowell, DOE
09:30am - 10:00am
Why and How Our Data Analysis and Visualization Approaches Will Change at the Exascale
David Rogers, Sandia National Laboratories
10:00am - 10:30am
Coffee Break
Session Chair: Mike Papka, Argonne National Laboratory

10:30am - 11:00am
Data Intensive Computing on Numerically-Intensive Supercomputers
James Ahrens, Los Alamos National Laboratory
11:00am - 11:30am
Parallel Particle Tracing for Large Scale Vector Fields: Issues and Challenges
Han-Wei Shen, Ohio State University
11:30am - 12:00pm
Rethinking Visualization Frameworks for Extreme-Scale Computing
Kenneth Moreland, Sandia National Laboratories
12:00pm - 01:30pm
Lunch Break
Session Chair: Mark Hereld, Argonne National Laboratory

01:30pm - 02:00pm
Deployment of analysis tools for exploring large scale simulations
Allen Sanderson, University of Utah
02:00pm - 02:30pm
The I/O Challenges of Ultrascale Visualization for the Square Kilometre Array and its Pre-cursers
Andreas Wicenec, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Australia
02:30pm - 03:00pm
Demand-Driven Distributed Out-of-Core Volume Rendering
Markus Hadwiger, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
03:00pm - 03:30pm
Coffee Break
Session Chair: Jian Huang, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

03:30pm - 04:00pm
Outsourcing IT Complexity: Moving Ultraviz Management from the Laboratory to the Cloud
Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
04:00pm - 04:30pm
Scalable Software Components for Ultrascale Visualization Applications
Wes Kendall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
04:30pm - 05:00pm
A flexible framework for simulation-time data analysis at extreme scale
Venkatram Vishwanath, Argonne National Laboratory
05:00pm - 05:30pm
Closing Remarks

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