A study on open source software for large-scale data visualization on SPARC64fx based HPC systems

Jorji Nonaka, Motohiko Matsuda, Takashi Shimizu, Naohisa Sakamoto, Masahiro Fujita, Keiji Onishi, Eduardo C. Inacio, Shun Ito, Fumiyoshi Shoji, Kenji Ono

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present a study on the available open-source software (OSS) for large-scale data visualization on the SPARC64fx based HPC systems, such as the K computer and also the Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX family of supercomputers (FX10 and FX100), which are commonly available throughout Japan. It is widely known that these HPC systems have been generating a vast amount of simulation results in a wide range of science and engineering fields. However, there was no much information regarding the large-scale data visualization software and approaches in such HPC infrastructure. In this work, we focused on the visualization approaches where the HPC hardware resources are directly used for the visualization processing, which can be helpful to minimize the large data transfer issue for the visualization and analysis purposes. This study includes both OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) and nonOpenGL based visualization approaches, and also the availability of the GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) handling functionalities. Although it is a short survey focusing only on the post-processing issue, we expect that this study can be useful and helpful for the current and future potential users of the SPARC64fx CPU based HPC systems, which are still in active use throughout Japan.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region, HPC Asia 2018
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages278-288
    Number of pages11
    VolumePart F134655
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450353724
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2018
    Event2018 International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region, HPC Asia 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: Jan 28 2018Jan 31 2018

    Publication series

    NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

    Conference

    Conference2018 International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region, HPC Asia 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period1/28/181/31/18

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Software

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