Geo-Grid: Interactive Visualization of Geological Datasets
TimeTuesday, July 306:30pm - 8:30pm
LocationCrystal Foyer and Crystal B
DescriptionAs the emergent technology trends are progressing towards extreme-scale HPC coupled with data intensive analytics, the challenge of storing and analyzing data is significantly greater than we are observing currently. Given the vast volume of data generated by various simulation and experiments, the process of successfully analyzing and validating diverse sets of research phenomena mandates execution of various complex queries, the correlation of the disparate data retrieved followed by generating visualizations facilitating meaningful insights of both the simulated processes and the experimental phenomena. This process of data discovery, analysis, and visualization requires execution of several phases by the researchers. Therefore, managing and generating data visualizations is a major bottleneck in the research discovery process that degrades not only the ability to mine the data but also limits the utilization of scientific data sets. An important challenge in exploring geospatial data is visualizing different scales ranging from micrometers to kilometers. The purpose of this study is to develop and implement a framework for storing, analyzing and visualizing geological datasets at different scales, with the goal of improving the scientific discovery process and reducing the time to insight in the geological domain along with hiding the intricacies of the underlying low-level complex hardware platforms from the end-user.