The science community faces two extraordinary and relatively sudden transitions in technology with transformational potential for computational research and education. First is the widespread adoption of high-performance computing (HPC). HPC clusters are present in every research campus and institution in the United States. Concurrently, advances in digital technologies have facilitated the generation and capture of observed data at an explosive rate. Join Dr. Kelly Gaither for a talk titled "Picture This - Visualizing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
The benefits of both large-scale simulation and data collection are only achievable with integrated visualization and data analysis tools. As computational power increases from gigaflops to petaflops, data volume grows from gigabytes to petabytes. Visualization started with the use of illustrations and drawings and is evolving to interactive real-time digital imagery. In this talk, Gaither illustrates the impact of visualization on science in both the past and the present, and the promise it holds for our future's most challenging problems.
Gaither is the director of data and information analysis at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).