Exascale Visualization: Challenges and Recent Results
Event date:  September 18, 2015 2:00 PM  to September 18, 2015 4:30 PM

Talk Abstract
Exascale computing will place constraints on I/O, power, data movement, and architecture. These constraints will likely force many changes in visualization software and its approaches, including forcing in situ processing to become a dominant paradigm. This talk will describe Exascale challenges, discuss why and how visualization will look different than it has before, and describe recent two promising results for this environment, for portable performance across many-core architectures and for increasing the ability to explore data in situ.


Speaker's Bio
Hank Childs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Davis in 2006. Hank's research focuses on scientific visualization, high performance computing, and the intersection of the two. In July of 2012, Hank received the Department of Energy's Early Career Award to research visualization with exascale computers (i.e., computers that can do 10^18 floating operations per second). Hank spent over a dozen years at Lawrence Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, directing research in big data visualization. Outside of his research, Hank is best known as the architect of the VisIt project, a visualization application for very large data that is used around the world.

Event location:  Universität Stuttgart
Allmandring 19
Powerwall Room (-01.116)
70569  Stuttgart