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Visualization at Supercomputing Centers: The Tale of Little Big Iron and the Three Skinny Guys

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Visualization at Supercomputing Centers: The Tale of Little Big Iron and the Three Skinny Guys
Supercomputing Centers (SC’s) are unique resources that aim to enable scientific knowledge discovery through the use of large computational resources, the Big Iron. Design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Big Iron are activities that are carefully planned and monitored. Since these Big Iron systems produce a tsunami of data, it is natural to co-locate visualization and analysis infrastructure as part of the same facility. This infrastructure consists of hardware (Little Iron) and staff (Skinny Guys). Our collective experience suggests that design, acquisition, installation, and management of the Little Iron and Skinny Guys does not receive the same level of treatment as that of the Big Iron. The main focus of this article is to explore different aspects of planning, designing, fielding, and maintaining the visualization and analysis infrastructure at supercomputing centers. Some of the questions we explore in this article include: “How should the Little Iron b...
E. Wes Bethel, John Van Rosendale, Dale Southard,
Added 13 May 2011
Updated 13 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CGA
Authors E. Wes Bethel, John Van Rosendale, Dale Southard, Kelly P. Gaither, Hank Childs, Eric Brugger, Sean Ahern
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