A Hands-on Tutorial in Data Generation, Processing, and Delivery for High Performance Computing and High Resolution Imaging Dates: June 28-29 From 8:30am to 12noon Location: KAUST Library Computer Classroom Registration:http://tiny.cc/KAUST_BDM15_registration
We are pleased to announce the 2.15.2 release of FluoRender. It mainly fixed several issues from the previous versions. Please see the release notes for more details. You can download FluoRender at www.fluorender.org.
The Uintah software suite is a set of libraries and applications for simulating and analyzing complex chemical and physical reactions. These reactions are modeled by solving partial differential equations on structured adaptive grids using hundreds to thousands of processors (though smaller simulations may also be run on a scientist's desktop computer). Key software applications have been developed for exploring the fine details of metal containers (encompassing energetic materials) embedded in large hydrocarbon fires. Uintah's underlying technologies have led to novel techniques for understanding large pool eddy fires as well as new methods for simulating fluid-structure interactions. The software is general purpose in nature and the breadth of simulation domains continues to grow beyond the original focus of the C-SAFE initiative.
Developed in collaboration with INRIA, and available for download at www.deformetrica.org, Deformetrica is a software for the statistical analysis of 2D and 3D shape data. It essentially computes deformations of the 2D or 3D ambient space, which, in turn, warp any object embedded in this space, whether this object is a curve, a surface, a structured or unstructured set of points, or any combination of them.
Deformetrica comes with two applications: 1. Registration, which computes the best possible deformation between two sets of objects, and 2. Atlas construction, which computes an average object configuration from a collection of object sets, and the deformations from this average to each sample in the collection.
It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of version 2.0 of FEBio (Finite Elements for Biomechanics). This new version can be downloaded here. FEBio is an open-source finite element package, specifically designed for solving problems in the field of computational biomechanics. This new version includes some major changes and contains a number of new and exciting features. Some of the noteworthy changes and additions are listed below.
The itk-SNAP project, a collaboration between UPenn's Paul Yushkevich and SCI's Guido Gerig, has released a major new version 3.0. SNAP is a software application used to segment structures in 3D medical images. It provides semi-automatic segmentation using active contour methods, as well as manual delineation and image navigation. In addition to these core functions, SNAP provides a number of supporting utilities. Version 3.0 is the first major release of itk-SNAP that is funded by the NIH grant R01 EB014346, "Continued development and maintenance of the itk-SNAP 3D image segmentation software." This version includes an almost complete rewrite of the software, along with new features focused on multi-modality image support.
ViSUS Gigapixel David Available at iTunes App Store
The first gigapixel, multi-view rendering of The Digital Michelangelo Project's David can now be downloaded and viewed on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The ViSUS Gigapixel David app allows you to explore the digital laser-scan of the statue David in extreme detail. With a simple pinch or spread of the fingers, users may zoom in and out to explore such details as the drill marks and scratches left by the artist Michelangelo. The David model consists of 933 million triangles from a laser-scan of the original statue created by Professor Marc Levoy and members of The Digital Michelangelo Project at Stanford University. The original data is made of 8 million polygons, each about 2.0 mm in size, smaller than the thickness of 2 dimes.
FluoRender Image Among Winners of FASEB BioArt Competition
Congratulations to Yong Wan and Charles Hansen, et al on their winning submission to this year's FASEB BioArt Competition
A. Kelsey Lewis1, Yong Wan1, Mary Colasanto1, Mark van Langeveld1, Ronen Schweitzer2§, Charles D. Hansen1, and Gabrielle Kardon1§ 1University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2Shriners Hospital, Portland, OR, §Society for Developmental Biology