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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2010 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 59-69
Hongfeng Yu , Sandia National Laboratories
Kwan-Liu Ma , University of California, Davis
Chaoli Wang , Michigan Technological University
ABSTRACT
The authors present an application-driven approach to compressing large-scale time-varying volume data. Their approach identifies a reference feature to partition the data into space-time blocks, which are compressed with various precisions depending on their association to the feature. Runtime decompression is performed with bit-wise texture packing and deferred filtering. This method achieves high compression rates and interactive rendering while preserving fine details surrounding regions of interest. Such an application-driven approach could help computational scientists cope with the large-data problem.
INDEX TERMS
large-data visualization, time-varying data visualization, importance-based compression, bit-wise texture packing, deferred filtering, computer graphics, graphics and multimedia
CITATION
Hongfeng Yu, Kwan-Liu Ma, Chaoli Wang, "Application-Driven Compression for Visualizing Large-Scale Time-Varying Data", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 30, no. , pp. 59-69, January/February 2010, doi:10.1109/MCG.2010.3
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