Parallel and High Performance Visualization Algorithms
Parallel and High Performance Visualization Algorithms
Parallel processing plays an increasingly more important role in the area of scientific visualization as the size of data continues to increase. Although many parallel visualization algorithms have been developed in the past, the complexity and scale of the data generated by petascale (soon to be exascale) simulations demand even greater advancement in fundamental parallel visualization algorithms and system designs.One important mission of the GRAVITY Research Group is to develop high performance scalable parallel visualization algorithms targeted at very large scale data sets. To date, our research has covered a wide range of topics in this area, including:
✦Image Compositing
✦Multiresolution Rendering
✦I/O Optimization
✦Parallel Feature Extraction
✦Time-Critical Rendering
Publications on Parallel and High Performance Visualization
Image Compositing
Multiresolution Rendering
Time-Varying Multi-resolution Data Hierarchy
Chaoli Wang, Jinzhu Gao, Liya Li, and Han-Wei Shen. A multiresolution volume rendering framework for large-scale time-varying data visualization. In VG '05: Proceedings of the Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Workshop on Volume Graphics 2005, pages 11-19, 2005.
Parallel Multiresolution Volume Rendering
Chaoli Wang, Jinzhu Gao, and Han-Wei Shen. Parallel multiresolution volume rendering of large data sets with error-guided load balancing. In EGPGV '04: Proceedings of the Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 2004, pages 23-30, 2004.
Parallel Load Balancing
Interleaved Rendering Scheme
Antonio Garcia and Han-Wei Shen. An interleaved parallel volume renderer with pc-clusters. In EGPGV '02: Proceedings of the Eurographics Workshop on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 2002, pages 51-59. Eurographics Association Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, Switzerland, 2002.
I/O Optimization
Visibility-based I/O optimization
Yuan Hong, Tom Peterka, and Han-Wei Shen. Histogram-based i/o optimization for visualizing large-scale data. In Ultrascale Visualization Workshop in ACM Supercomputing 2009, 2009.
Parallel I/O
Rob Ros, Tom Peterka, Han-Wei Shen, Yuan Hong, Kwan-Liu Ma, Hong feng Yu, and Ken Moreland. Visualization and parallel i/o at extreme scale. Proceedings of SciDAC 2008, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 125:012013, 2008.
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Feature Extraction
Reflective Symmetry
Yuan Hong and Han-Wei Shen. Parallel reflective symmetry transformation for volume data. Computers & Graphics, 32(1):41-45, January 2008.
Yuan Hong and Han-Wei Shen. Parallel reflective symmetry transformation for volume data. In EGPGV '07: Proceedings of Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 2007, pages 77-85, 2007.
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Time-Critical Rendering
Fuzzy Logic
Xinyue Li and Han-Wei Shen. Adaptive volume rendering using fuzzy logic control. In 2001 Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization. Springer, 2001.
Han-Wei Shen and Xinyue Li. Time-critical volume rendering. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2001 Technical Sketches and Applications, 2001.
Visibility Culling for Volume Rendering
Time-Varying Data
Jinzhu Gao, Han-Wei Shen, Jian Huang, and James Arthur Kohl. Visibility culling for time-varying volume rendering using temporal occlusion coherence. In Vis '04: Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization 2004, pages 147-154. IEEE Computer Society Washington, DC, USA, 2004.