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2010 DOE Computer Graphics Forum

Yarrow Resort Hotel
Park City, Utah
11-14 April 2010

The DOE Computer Graphics forum, which has been an annual event since the mid 1970s, is a venue where government-sponsored computer graphics/scientific visualization scientists, engineers and practitioners have the opportunity to share recent research, development and deployment results. While the participants are primarily from DOE laboratories and DOE-funded universities, the forum has welcomed participants who are funded by other government agencies (e.g., DOD, NSF) to perform graphics and visualization work.

While there are other venues for presenting and discussing graphics/visualization research, such as Siggraph and IEEE Visualization, the DOE labs with their emphasis on petascale computation face unique challenges in visualization and data understanding. Thus, over the years, the forum has proven invaluable for sharing information and experiences, building cross-institutional collaborations, and coordinating efforts across programs.

Agenda

Sunday 11 April 2010 

Welcome / Registration 6:00-8:00 PM


Monday 12 April 2010

8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast

8:45 am - 9:00 am - Opening Remarks
  • Allen Sanderson and John Clyne

9:00 am - 10:15 am - Site Reports 
  • John Clyne - Moderator

10:15 am - 10:30-  Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Site Reports Continued 
  • John Clyne - Moderator

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Research 1
  • Ken Joy - Moderator
  • Sean Zeigeler, Navy -Deformable Registration in ITK as a Model Error Metric
  • Tom Peterka, ANL - Revisiting Large-Scale Parallel Image Compositing for Sort-Last Rendering
  • Jon Woodring, LANL -Rendering on the Supercomputing Platform

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Working Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Panel: You should be using ...
  • Hank Childs - Moderator
  • Randall Hand, ERDC -3D TV & 3dsMax
  • David Thompson, SNL- GIT
  • Kristi Potter, SNL - TCLAP
  • Allen Sanderson, U of Utah -VisSchema
  • Sean Ziegeler, NavyVTK + Python
  • Bill Sherman, Indiana University - VR

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Display Technology
  • Kenny Gruchalla - Moderator
  • Sam Fulcomer, Brown -3D on the Cheap - the consumer Market Stereo Surge
  • Bill Sherman, Indiana University - 3D on the Expensive -- opportunities, challenges, and why it can still make sense/cents

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Program Manager Update - 
  • Kenny Gruchalla - Moderator
  • Lucy Nowell, DOE OoS - The View from ASCR

Tuesday 13 April 2010

8:00 am - 8:45 am - Breakfast

8:45 am - 10:45 am - Peta Scale Computing
  • Alan Norton - Moderator
  • Wes Bethel, LBL - Hybrid Parallelism and Raycasting Volume Rendering onDistributed Memory, Multi-core Architectures"
  • Hank Childs, LBL - Experiments with Pure Parallelism
  • Tom Peterka, ANL -Elements of Scalable Data Analysis and Visualization.
  • Dave Pugmire, ORNL - Scalability of Scalar and Vector Field Analysis Techniques

10:45 am - 11:00 am - Break

11:00 am - 12:30 am - Research 2
  • Sam Fulcomer - Moderator
  • Jim Ahrens, LANL -Verification of the Time Evolution of Cosmological Simulationsvia Hypothesis - Driven Comparative and Quantitative Visualization
  • Jon Woodring, LANL -Streaming Multi-Resolution Distance Visualization
  • Wes Bethel, LBL -Stencil-based algorithm implementation and optimization in CUDA for the GPU

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Working Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Services and Software
  • Sean Ziegeler - Moderator
  • Jeremy Meredith, ORNL - VisIt Update
  • Alan Norton, NCAR - VAPOR Update
  • Rhonda Vickery, AFRL - Remote Access to DoD HPC resources: Approaches and Issues
  • Alan Scott, SNL - ParaView Update

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Discussion - 
  • Wes Bethel - Moderator
  • Lucy Nowell, DOE OoS - Communicating with Program Managers

7:00 pm - Working Dinner - How to do computer scientists best interact with application scientists?


Wednesday 14 April 2010

8:00 am - 8:45 am - Breakfast

8:45 am - 10:15 am - Systems
  • Rick Angelini - Moderator
  • Kelly Gaither, TACC - Longhorn - Remote Visualization and Data Analysis
  • Sean Ahern, ORNL - Nautilus - The Center for Remote Data Analysis and Visualization (RDAV)
  • Kenny Gruchalla, NREL -The Dawn of Scientific Visualization at NREL:Soliciting Best Practices (& Collaborations)

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Panel - Analysis and Visualization with Higher Order Elements
  • John Clyne - Moderator
  • David Thompson, SNL
  • Allen Sanderson, U of Utah - Working with your users elements.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Wrap up 

12:00 pm - Box lunch