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Title: Visualization dot com

Abstract

The author investigates the seemingly well worn subject of distance based or remote visualization. Current practices in remote visualization tend to clump into two broad categories. One approach, called render-remote, is to render an image remotely, then transmit the image to the user. Another choice, render-local, transfers raw data to the user, where it is then rendered on the local workstation. With advances in networking and graphics technology, we can explore a class of approaches from a new, third category. With this third category, which we call shared or "dot com" visualization, we stand to reap the best of both worlds: minimized data transfers and workstation-accelerated rendering. The article describes Visapult, a prototype system currently under development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) that strikes such a balance, achieving a blended, scalable visualization tool. Dot com visualization means that remote and local resources collaborate and negotiate, combining capabilities to produce a final product.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21), Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) (SC21.1 )
OSTI Identifier:
1545121
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0272-1716
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; data visualisation; rendering (computer graphics); parallel programming; computer networks; workstations

Citation Formats

Bethel, W. Visualization dot com. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1109/38.844367.
Bethel, W. Visualization dot com. United States. doi:10.1109/38.844367.
Bethel, W. Mon . "Visualization dot com". United States. doi:10.1109/38.844367. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545121.
@article{osti_1545121,
title = {Visualization dot com},
author = {Bethel, W},
abstractNote = {The author investigates the seemingly well worn subject of distance based or remote visualization. Current practices in remote visualization tend to clump into two broad categories. One approach, called render-remote, is to render an image remotely, then transmit the image to the user. Another choice, render-local, transfers raw data to the user, where it is then rendered on the local workstation. With advances in networking and graphics technology, we can explore a class of approaches from a new, third category. With this third category, which we call shared or "dot com" visualization, we stand to reap the best of both worlds: minimized data transfers and workstation-accelerated rendering. The article describes Visapult, a prototype system currently under development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) that strikes such a balance, achieving a blended, scalable visualization tool. Dot com visualization means that remote and local resources collaborate and negotiate, combining capabilities to produce a final product.},
doi = {10.1109/38.844367},
journal = {IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
number = 3,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}

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