Software-Defined Visualization Workshop

IXPUG Software-Defined
Visualization Workshop


Location: Austin, TX
Date: May 22-25, 2017
Venue: Texas Advanced Computing Center


Simulation processing capability continues to outpace disk I/O capacity, making it increasingly intractable to save checkpoints for later analysis. This issue is particularly acute for Xeon Phi users, as KNL nodes offer a high degree of parallelism and a large memory space per node, which increases both the time and opportunity cost of each checkpoint to disk. As a result, fewer time steps are available for post-run analysis, which can affect researchers ability to draw insights that drive discovery. To maximize opportunity for discovery, researchers  can incorporate analysis as part of simulation runs, while the data is still resident in memory, rather than saving time steps for later use. This event will provide researchers opportunity to collaborate with visualization experts to insert software-defined visualization capabilities directly into their simulation codes to provide online "in-situ” analysis with minimal impact to simulation execution.

This four-day event is aimed at simulation developers and domain experts with simulation implementation expertise. After an initial orientation to in-situ capabilities, the workshop will combine domain expert attendees with visualization experts from TACC, Kitware, and Intel to design and implement a proof-of-concept in-situ visualization for each attendee's simulation. The workshop will provide a functional prototype on which to continue in-situ development, as well as identifying barriers to in-situ analysis for particular scientific domains.

If you have codes that will benefit from in-situ analysis and visualization, please submit an application to attend this workshop. 

Attendees will be notified on a rolling basis.

 

Logistics information: 

This Workshop will be hosted by TACC at our site in north Austin, at 10100 Burnet Road, Building 196 (ACB). See directions on the TACC website.

Hotel: Aloft Austin at the Domain 11601 Domain Drive Austin, TX, 78758 Use this link to make a reservation: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/TACC052217                                

The agenda for the meeting is below (subject to modifications). 

Monday May 22

Start

End

Title

Author(s)

Presentation

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

 

Paul Navratil, TACC

Jim Jeffers, Intel

PDF

PDF

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

2 pm – Stampede-KNL & Stampede-2 Overview 

Dan Stanzione, TACC

PDF

3:00pm

4:00pm

3 pm – Keynote: In-Situ Visualization STAR 

Hank Childs, University of Oregon

PDF

4:00pm

5:00pm

 Tiger Team Breakouts -   (additional teams welcome)      

 

  • GR-CHOMBO + ParaView Catalyst
  • UinTah + VisIt LibSim
  • LAMMPS + VMD -           
  • WALLS + ALPINE

 

PDF

5:30pm

 

Group dinner @ Domain (self-pay)

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 23 

Start

End

Title

Author(s)

Presentation

8:00 am

9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

9:00 am

10:00 am

In-Situ in ParaView – Catalyst deep-dive

 Dave DeMarle, Kitware

 PDF

10:00 am

11:30 am

Keynote: In-Situ Experience lightning talks    

 

  • VMD - John Stone, UIUC
  • Strawman / Alpine - Matt Larsen, LLBL
  • UinTah / VisIt - Allen Sanderson, SCI

 VMD PDF 

Strawman/Alpine PDF

 UinTah PDF

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

In-Situ in VisIt – LibSim deep-dive

 Brad Whitlock, Intelligent Light

PDF

2:00 pm

5:00 pm

Tiger team breakouts (hackathon part 0)

 

 

5:00 pm

 

Sponsored Networking Event @ Domain(location TBD)

 

 

Wednesday, May 24

Start

End

Title

Author(s)

Presentation

8:00 am

9:00 am

Continential Breakfast

 

 

9:00 am

12:00 pm

Hackathon Part 1

·        Implementation efforts by tiger teams

 

 

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

Lunch and continued hacking

 

 

1:00 pm

5:30 pm

Hackathon Part 2

·        Implementation efforts by tiger teams

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Pizzas and beverages brought in, continued hacking

 

 

Thursday May 25

Start

End

Title

Authors(s)

Presentation

8:00 am

9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

9:00am

10:00am

Plenary: Hackathon Action Reports

·        Each team presents progress and outcomes

·        Lessons learned faciliated discussion

 

 

11:00am

12:00pm

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

 

 

12:00pm

 

Boxed Lunch (to go)

 

  


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