SALT LAKE CITY -- The future of computers is here, and University of Utah scientists keep pushing the envelope. They have developed new imaging programs that turn complex data into brilliant pictures you can view on your iPhone or iPad.
ImageVis3D Mobile became available last fall, and new applications are emerging. The latest is an app that simulates a nuclear reaction.
The colorful, clear, 3-D images are created by ImageVis3D. The program takes abstract phenomena and data and turns it into something we can see and better understand. Those pictures help with teaching college students and with collaboration among professionals. They also point to the future of computers for all of us.
Huy Vo Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship for Second Year Running
SCI graduate student Huy Vo has been awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship for 2010-2011. This is the second year he has achieved this award which is given to just ten students in the country each year. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are conducting research on topics which are expected to lead to major advances in the graphics and digital media industry, and are investigating innovative ways of leveraging the power of graphics hardware. Huy Vo's graduate adviser is SCI faculty member Dr. Cláudio T. Silva.
Febio 1.2.0 is now available for download. It includes several new features including:
faster, multi-threaded linear solvers (Pardiso, SuperLU)
contact improvements such as improved stability for large compression problems
a new biphasic contact algorithm to simulate contact between two poroelastic materials
new material models such as strain-dependant poroelasticity, Holmes-Mow elasticity, ...
As of this version, we will also be distributing our test and examples problems, which illustrate how to setup particular finite element models in FEBio. The testing and examples folders will be located in the installation folder.
Also, a new release of PostView (version 1.3) is now available. The GUI was completely redesigned to provide easier and faster access to the model’s data and properties. A number of improvements were made to the visualization tools as well.
Tom Fletcher and Sarang Joshi paper awarded "most cited" by Signal Processing
Advanced Climate Change Visualization Presented at UN Climate Change Conference
The VACET Center played a key roll in the production of the following visualization of historical and projected climate change data that was presented to participants at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December of 2009. The animated series of temperature anomaly maps was produced by averaging results from 15 of the most advanced climate models in the world resulting in the best projection of climate change to the year 2100. The visualization was created using software integrated with ViSUS data streaming technology developed largely by Valerio Pascucci and techniques developed at the DOE VACET Center.
ParaView Now Includes the VisTrails Provenance Plugin
Kitware, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Lab have released ParaView 3.6.2. The latest release now includes the VisTrails Provenance Explorer plugin in the Windows and Linux packages. VisTrails is an open-source scientific workflow and provenance management system developed at the SCI Institute that provides support for data exploration and visualization.