Abstract: The exploration of volumetric data is crucial to understand many phenomena in a wide range of scientific and technological fields. Due to the ever-increasing size of such datasets, scalable and output-sensitive solutions are needed to provide interactive visualizations on commodity platforms. Up to now, compressed GPU-based volume rendering has shown its effectiveness to overcome bandwith and memory limitations. However, datasets at the giga and tera-scale still represent a challenge for the current compression-based rendering approaches in terms of scalability, compression quality and performance. In this talk I will present the COVRA volume rendering architecture, that allows an interactive exploration of massive static and dynamic volumetric datasets on desktop PCs, including a tera- scale turbulence simulation with a spatio-temporal resolution of 10244.
On Tuesday June, 23th, Jose Díaz from the Research Centre CRS4, Pula (Sardinia), will talk about modeling volume rendering architectures in the face of large data sets. It is entitled "Interactive visualization of massive static and dynamic volumetric datasets". Join us at 10:15am in room O27.311.