Visualization and Analytics
Visualization and analytics are two interrelated concepts that are often crucial to data understanding and knowledge discovery.
Visualization is a broad term encompassing multiple goals and tasks, which can be roughly divided into three categories:
- Presentation Visualization is a form of visual communication, where features in the data are known, and the goal is to present a clear visual depiction of those features.
- Analytical Visualization is a directed search for known features or patterns in the data.
- Exploratory Visualization is an undirected search of the data when the features and patterns of interest are unknown and must be discovered.
While these categories share some goals and tasks, they have their own unique characteristics that demand unique applications, tools, and facilities. Our mission is to support the development and deployment of advanced visualization hardware and techniques to aid in knowledge discovery, improve understanding, and enable interpretation of large-scale, complex scientific data.
Software / Systems
The parallel resources of Peregrine can be used for remote visualization through the use of various visualization software or through custom application development.
Peregrine is equipped with dedicated large-memory GPU-equipped visualization nodes. These can be used for remote visualization of OpenGL-based applications using TurboVNC and VirtualGL.
Visualization Room (ESIF B308)
Collaboration Room (ESIF B311)