<span class="var-sub_title">libIS: A Lightweight Library for Flexible In Transit Visualization</span> SC18 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

ISAV 2018: In Situ Infrastructures for Enabling Extreme-Scale Analysis and Visualization


libIS: A Lightweight Library for Flexible In Transit Visualization

Abstract: As simulations grow in scale, the need for in situ analysis methods to handle the large data produced grows correspondingly. One desirable approach to in situ visualization is in transit visualization. By decoupling the simulation and visualization code, in transit approaches alleviate common difficulties with regard to the scalability of the analysis, ease of integration, usability, and impact on the simulation. We present libIS, a lightweight, flexible library which lowers the bar for using in transit visualization. Our library works on the concept of abstract regions of space containing data, which are transferred from the simulation to the visualization clients using a client-server model. We also provide a SENSEI analysis adaptor, which allows for transparent deployment of in transit visualization. We demonstrate the flexibility of our approach on batch analysis and interactive visualization use cases on different HPC resources.

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