Visual Supercomputing - Technologies, Applications and Challenges

K. Brodlie, J. Brooke, M. Chen, D. Chisnall, A. Fewings, C. Hughes, N. W. John, M. W. Jones, M. Riding and N. Roard

Abstract

If we were to have a Grid infrastructure for visualization, what technologies would be needed to build such an infrastructure, what kind of applications would benefit from it, and what challenges are we facing in order to accomplish this goal? In this survey paper, we make use of the term Ҷisual supercomputingҠto encapsulate a subject domain concerning the infrastructural technology for visualization.We consider a broad range of scientific and technological advances in computer graphics and visualization, which are relevant to visual supercomputing. We identify the state-of-the-art technologies that have prepared us for building such an infrastructure. We examine a collection of applications that would benefit enormously from such an infrastructure, and discuss their technical requirements. We propose a set of challenges that may guide our strategic efforts in the coming years.

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DOI

10.1111/j.1467-8659.2005.00845.x
https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8659.2005.00845.x

Citation

K. Brodlie, J. Brooke, M. Chen, D. Chisnall, A. Fewings, C. Hughes, N. W. John, M. W. Jones, M. Riding and N. Roard, Visual Supercomputing - Technologies, Applications and Challenges, Computer Graphics Forum 24(2), 217-245, 2005

Bibtex

@ARTICLE{Visual_Supercomputing,
  author = {Ken W. Brodlie and John Brooke and Min Chen and David Chisnall and Ade Fewings and Chris Hughes and Nigel W. John and Mark W. Jones and Mark Riding and Nicolas Roard},
  title = {Visual Supercomputing -- Technologies, Applications and Challenges},
  journal = {Computer Graphics Forum},
  year = {2005},
  volume = {24},
  pages = {217--245},
  number = {2},
  doi = {10.1111/j.1467-8659.2005.00845.x},
  issn = {0167-7055},
  pdfurl = {http://cs.swan.ac.uk/~csmark/PDFS/star2004.pdf},
  url = {http://cs.swan.ac.uk/%7Ecsmark/PDFS/visualsupercomputing.pdf},
  date={2005-08-29},
}