Remote Rendering for Ultrascale Data
Source: University of Virginia
The mission of the SciDAC Institute for Ultrascale Visualization is to address the upcoming petascale visualization challenges. As the authors move to petascale computation, they are seeing a trend not only in the growth but also in the consolidation of computing resources. As the distances between user and petascale visualization resources grow, the expected performance of the network degrades, especially with respect to latency. In this paper they will explore a technique for remote visualization that leverages unstructured lumigraph rendering. This technique will provide an interactive rendering experience regardless of the network performance to the remote visualization resource. The unstructured lumigraph rendering can also replace many of the other level-of-detail techniques currently used that have problems that are exasperated by petascale data.