SC14 New Orleans, LA

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis

Large-Scale Parallel Visualization of Particle Datasets Using Point Sprites.


Authors: Silvio Rizzi (Argonne National Laboratory), Mark Hereld (Argonne National Laboratory), Joseph Insley (Argonne National Laboratory), Michael E. Papka (Argonne National Laboratory), Thomas Uram (Argonne National Laboratory), Venkatram Vishwanath (Argonne National Laboratory)

Abstract: Massive particle-based datasets can be efficiently rendered using point sprites. Among other advantages, the method is efficient in its use of memory, preserves the dynamic range of the simulations, and provides excellent image quality. Preliminary results of large-scale parallel rendering of particle data sets using point sprites are presented in this poster. Performance and scalability are evaluated on a GPU-based computer cluster using datasets of up to 3200^3 particles at resolutions of up to 6144x3072 pixels.

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