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Issue No.06 - Nov.-Dec. (2011 vol.31)
pp: 6-10
Wesley Kendall , University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jian Huang , University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tom Peterka , Argonne National Laboratory
Robert Latham , Argonne National Laboratory
Robert Ross , Argonne National Laboratory
For large-scale visualization applications, the visualization community urgently needs general solutions for efficient parallel I/O. These parallel visualization solutions should center around design patterns and the related data-partitioning strategies, not file formats. From this respect, it's feasible to greatly alleviate I/O burdens without reinventing the wheel. For example, BIL (Block I/O Layer), which implements such a pattern, has greatly accelerated I/O performance for large-scale parallel particle tracing, a pervasive but challenging use case.
parallel visualization, BIL, parallel I/O, parallel file systems, particle tracing, computer graphics
Wesley Kendall, Jian Huang, Tom Peterka, Robert Latham, Robert Ross, "Toward a General I/O Layer for Parallel-Visualization Applications", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.31, no. 6, pp. 6-10, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCG.2011.102
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