eViz : towards an integrated framework for high performance visualization

Riding, M, Wood, J, Brodlie, K, Brooke, J, Chen, M, Chisnal, D, Hughes, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4468-6660, John, N, Jones, M and Roard, N 2005, eViz : towards an integrated framework for high performance visualization , in: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, 19-22 September 2005, Nottingham, UK.

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Existing Grid visualization systems typically focus on the distribution onto remote machines of some or all of the processes encompassing the visualization pipeline, with the aim of increasing the maximum data size, achievable frame rates or display resolution. Such systems may rely on a particular piece of visualization software, and require that the end users have some degree of knowledge in its use, and in the concepts of the Grid itself. This paper describes an architecture for Grid visualization that abstracts away from the underlying hardware and software, and presents the user with a generic interface to a range of visualization technologies, switching between hardware and software to best meet the requirements of that user. We assess the difficulties involved in creating such a system, such as selecting appropriate visualization pipelines, deciding how to distribute the processing between machines, scheduling jobs using Grid middleware, and creating a flexible abstract description language for visualization. Finally, we describle a prototype implementation of such a system, and consider to what degree it might meet the requirements of real world visualization users.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 1-904425-53-4
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 4th UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM'05)
Publisher: EPSRC
Depositing User: Dr Chris Hughes
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 14:02
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 00:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50065

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