Summary: Remote Data Access for Interactive Visualization
Scientific Visualization Dept., Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University (LSU)
This paper investigates requirements for remote data
access when used in an interactive visualization environ-
ment. A conceptually simple interface to deal with per-
sistent and transient data that are organized on structured
grids is specified. Although some parts of the interface are
stated only very generally, or as requirements, a first proto-
type confirms that efficient utilization of network resources
should be achievable for a wide range of applications.
Remote visualization of large data is a challenging task.
Distributing the visualization pipeline (1) in different ways
might be optimal depending on parameters of the visual-