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CRD’s Wes Bethel Presents Paper on In Situ Methods and Infrastructure at Eurovis 2016

June 10, 2016

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Wes Bethel

Wes Bethel, who leads the Computational Research Division’s (CRD’s) Data Analytics and Visualization Group, presented State-of-the-Art Report paper “In Situ Methods, Infrastructures and Applications on High Performance Computing Platforms” at the Eurovis 2016 conference last week. The conference was held June 6-10 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The paper was essentially a discussion among researchers, developers and practitioners using in situ methods and infrastructures in extreme-scale high performance computing (HPC). It included a review of existing methods in the field, system infrastructures, as well as a range of computational science and engineering applications currently using in situ analysis and visualization. The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Computer Graphics Forum. 

This work is part of the “Scalable Analysis Methods and In Situ Infrastructure for Extreme Scale Knowledge Discovery” project, which is led by Bethel and supported by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research. This project focuses on new in situ algorithms and infrastructures for a wide-range of science areas, which will allow researchers do data visualization and analysis without first writing that data to disk. The combination of algorithmic and infrastructure work is grounded in direct interactions with specific application code teams, all of which are engaged in their own R&D aimed at evolving to the exascale systems.

In addition to Bethel, other co-authors on the paper include: Andrew Bauer, Berk Geveci and Patrick O’Leary (Kitware); Hasan Abbasi and Scott Klasky (ORNL); Hank Childs (University of Oregon); James Ahrens (LANL); Kenneth Moreland (Sandia National Lab); Venkatram Vishwanath (ANL); and Brad Whitlock (Intelligent Light).

Read the paper: http://vis.lbl.gov/Publications/2016/LBNL-1005709.pdf