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Intro to Scientific Visualization and Remote Visualization on SDSC's Gordon - In-Person (SDSC)

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Visualization is largely understood and utilized as an excellent communication tool by researchers. This narrow view often keeps scientists from using and developing visualization skill sets. This tutorial will provide a grounds-up understanding of visualization and its utility in error diagnostic and exploration of data for scientific insight. When used effectively, visualization can provide a complementary and effective tool set for data analysis, which is one of the most challenging problems in computational domains. In this tutorial, we plan to bridge these gaps by providing end users with fundamental visualization concepts, execution tools, and usage examples.

The tutorial will be presented in three sessions covering visualization fundamentals, hands on introduction to VisIt software, remote visualization with VisIt on SDSC’s Gordon.

Skill Level: Introductory-Intermediate
Requirements: Laptop with VisIt2.4.x installed with sample data
Request Guest account on Gordon.

Session 1: 9 – 9:50am
Visualization Fundamentals (Lecture)
This session will provide an overview of various visualization techniques and their application.
Break: 9:50 -10 am

Session 2: 10 – 11:30am
Introduction to VisIt software (Hands On)
This session will provide an introduction to the VisIt software using sample datasets.
Break: 11:30 -11:45 am

Session 3: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Remote Visualization on Gordon using VisIt software (Hands On)
This session will provide information on doing remote visualization on Gordon using VisIt.
Q & A: 12:15 – 12:30 pm

Adjourn: 12:30 pm

This class is also offered as a webcast (see information below) for off-site participants. Please register through the on-line version of this course if you wish to participate remotely.

Note: All times are Pacific time zone (CA)

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In person (San Diego Supercomputer Center)

10/24/2012 09:00 - 10/24/2012 12:30 PDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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10/03/2012 09:00 PDT
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10/19/2012 11:46 PDT
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Susan Rathbun
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San Diego Supercomputer Center
10100 Hopkins Dr.
UC San Diego, 0505
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505
Posted: 10/02/2012 00:20 UTC