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2016 IEEE 6th Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) (2016)
Baltimore, MD, USA
Oct. 23, 2016 to Oct. 28, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-5660-6
pp: 65-74
Yucong Chris Ye , University of California, Davis, CA
Tyson Neuroth , University of California, Davis, CA
Franz Sauer , University of California, Davis, CA
Kwan-Liu Ma , University of California, Davis, CA
Giulio Borghesi , Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
Aditya Konduri , Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
Hemanth Kolla , Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
Jacqueline Chen , Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
ABSTRACT
The growing power and capacity of supercomputers enable scientific simulations at extreme scale, leading to not only more accurate modeling and greater predictive ability but also massive quantities of data to analyze. New approaches to data analysis and visualization are this needed to support interactive exploration through selective data access for gaining insights into terabytes and petabytes of data. In this paper, we present an in situ data processing method for both generating probability distribution functions (PDFs) from field data and reorganizing particle data using a single spatial organization scheme. This coupling between PDFs and particles allows for the interactive post hoc exploration of both data types simultaneously. Scientists can explore trends in large-scale data through the PDFs and subsequently extract desired particle subsets for further analysis. We evaluate the usability of our in situ method using a petascale combustion simulation and demonstrate the increases in task efficiency and accuracy that the resulting workflow provides to scientists.
INDEX TERMS
J.2 [Computer Applications]: Physical Sciences and Engineering — Physics, G.3 [Mathematics of Computing]: Probability and Statistics — Distribution Functions, H.3.2 [Information Systems]: Information Storage and Retrieval — Information Storage, I.6.6 [Computing Methodologies]: Simulation and Modeling — Simulation Output Analysis
CITATION

Y. C. Ye et al., "In situ generated probability distribution functions for interactive post hoc visualization and analysis," 2016 IEEE 6th Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), Baltimore, MD, USA, 2016, pp. 65-74.
doi:10.1109/LDAV.2016.7874311
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