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Workshop on Visualization of Large Scientific Data

14-15 June, 2011 CINECA, Bologna, Italy

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The scientific community is presently witnessing an unprecedented growth in the quality and quantity of data coming from simulations and real-world experiments. Moreover writing results of numerical simulations to disk files has long been a bottleneck in high-performance computing.

To access effectively and extract the scientific content of such large-scale data sets (often sizes are measured in hundreds or even millions of Gigabytes) appropriate tools and techniques are needed. In-situ visualization libraries enable the user to connect directly to a running simulation, examine the data, do numerical queries and create graphical output while the simulation executes. It addresses the need of extreme scale simulation, eschewing the need to write data to disk. The workshop will bring together researchers, developers, computational scientists for cross-training and to discuss recent developments and future advancements in remote and in-situ visualization.

The Workshop on Visualization of Large Scientific Data will be held on June 14-15 at the CINECA supercomputing centre, Bologna, Italy.

The workshop is for students and researchers in computational sciences and engineering, and will focus on tools and new techniques for the visualization of large datasets produced by scientific simulations running on HPC systems.

In particular, it will include the following topics:

  • Introduction to scientific and remote visualization
  • High-performance visualization tools and libraries
  • Advanced techniques for in-situ visualization

Main visualization tools investigated: ParaView and VisIt.


Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat at the workshop. Attendance to the 2-day workshop is free.  

All the presentations are available in the agenda page.


Conference Location:

via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), Italy

How to reach us: CINECA is located 9 Km from the Bologna Airport, 12 Km from the centre of Bologna. Please refer to this page for more details.

Accommodation: for a list of the proposed hotels please refer to this page.

Contact: m.rivi@cineca.it