Raymond M. Loy

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The interactive visualization and exploration of large scientific data sets is a challenging and difficult task; their size often far exceeds the performance and memory capacity of even the most powerful graphics workstations. To address this problem, we have created a technique that combines hierarchical data reduction methods with parallel computing to(More)
This paper provides an overview of data structures suitable for distributed storage of nite element mesh data as well as software designed for mesh adaptation and load balancing. During the course of a parallel computation, processor load imbalances are introduced at adaptive enrichment steps. Two predictive load balancing schemes that use a priori(More)
We describe the design and implementation of an application-level parallel I/O (PIO) library for the reading and writing of distributed arrays to several common scientific data formats. PIO provides the flexibility to control the number of I/O tasks through data rearrangement to an I/O friendly decomposition. This flexibility enables reductions in per task(More)
We compare three remote visualization strategies used for interactive exploration of large data sets: image-based rendering , parallel visualization servers, and subsampling. We review each strategy and provide details for an adaptive multiresolu-tion subsampling technique that we have developed. To determine the problem regimes for which each approach is(More)
Scalability and time-to-solution studies have historically been focused on the size of the problem and run time. We consider a more strict definition of "solution" whereby a live data analysis (co-visualization of either the full data or in situ data extracts) provides continuous and reconfigurable insight into massively parallel simulations. Specifically,(More)
This paper describes predictive load balancing schemes designed for use with parallel adaptive finite element methods. We provide an overview of data structures suitable for distributed storage of finite element mesh data as well as software designed for mesh adaptation and load balancing. During the course of a parallel computation, processor load(More)
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