In situ visualization at extreme scale: Challenges and opportunities

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Scientific computing at the petascale level enables us to answer many difficult scientific questions, but the resulting data are too large to store and study directly with conventional postprocessing visualization tools. This problem will only become more severe as we reach exascale computing. A plausible, attractive solution involves processing data in situ with the simulation to reduce the data that must be transferred over networks and stored and to prepare the data for more cost-effective postprocessing visualization. The data could be reduced with compression, feature extraction, and visualization methods. This article discusses critical issues in realizing in situ visualization and data reduction and suggests important research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5307638
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009


  • Computer graphics
  • Scalability
  • Scientific discovery
  • Supercomputing
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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