Visualizing Science at Scale with Longhorn
Kelly Gaither, Ph.D., Director of Data and Information Analysis
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Visualization is one of the most important and commonly used methods of analyzing and interpreting digital assets. For many types of computational research, it is the only viable means of extracting information and developing understanding from data. However, non-visual data analysis techniques—statistical analysis, data mining, data reduction, etc.—also play integral roles in many areas of knowledge discovery.
In partnership with Dell, TACC has deployed Longhorn, the largest remote, interactive visualization and data analysis system in the world providing a comprehensive suite of large-scale visualization and data analysis services to the national open science community. This talk will provide an overview of Longhorn, including architectural considerations, and current science being enabled by the provision of this resource and associated services.