Intelligent Light and FieldView

Corvid uses IL VisIt Services to Customize & Improve VisIt

Crew ProtectionWhen working with large scale, unsteady, multiphysics simulations, Corvid Technologies makes extensive use of VisIt for post-processing and visualization of results.  VisIt helps them exploit HPC to present powerful, illuminating images and animations that share the knowledge gained through engineering simulation with clients.

Corvid Technologies turned to Intelligent Light when it became clear that some problems with their solver interface were inherent in the open-source VisIt code.  They needed results and to keep their staff working on other projects where their expertise was most valuable.

Intelligent Light's VisIt Services team delivered:


  • Rapid deployment of solutions to the problems identified by an expert VisIt developer

  • Work performed concurrently with the revenue generating activity of the customer

  • Development that was contributed to the VisIt repository and resulted in an improved VisIt release

  • Services & support provided by a trusted vendor partner
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Revolutionizing Innovation with On-Demand HPC

Many of our customers depend on HPC every day. Our direct involvement with customers working at the leading edge of HPC driven engineering is making people vastly more productive as they harness the power of HPC.

Successful example of cloud-based HPC for CFD use. Presented by Intelligent Light's Steve Legensky.

Successful examples of cloud-based HPC for CFD use. Data management and workflow engineering are important to the success of cloud-based CFD. Presented by Steve Legensky, General Manager and Founder, Intelligent Light.

Steve Legensky, our General Manager and Founder,  was recently invited to provide examples and successful strategies for cloud-based HPC.  The talks were delivered for the SC14 HPC Impact Showcase and the  HPC User Forum in Seattle.

Recognizing that CFD Solver Codes are often well suited to running in the cloud, CFD remains problematic for many because the results files can be very large and there can be many.  Effective analysis of these files essential to the CFD workflow and is the way users gain understanding.  Overcoming the constraints requires both data management and workflow engineering to deliver on the promise of on-demand HPC for CFD.

Download Steve's HPC User Forum presentation

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VisIt Presentations and Demonstrations at SC14

SC14-LogosmIntelligent Light looks forward to SC14, the premier gathering of HPC users, providers, and developers.  We return to the conference in continued support of the VisIt community.  VisIt is massively scalable, open source visualization software developed by the Department of Energy for which Intelligent Light is working to harden and extend for use in production engineering environments.

visitlogoVisIt is already being used to help harness the power of leadership class HPC and some of our leading customers have embraced it as a powerful tool for in-situ post-processing, an essential emerging capability for high throughput CFD.  VisIt 2.8 brings many additions and fixes developed by Intelligent Light and the ability to export XDB files is the first step in our path for bringing VisIt into the  FieldView world, where thousands of CFD users do important engineering and research work every day.

During SC14 presentations in our booth #3617 include:

Intelligent Light Moves Forward with VisIt

Steve Legensky, Intelligent Light - Tuesday, November 18 2:00 pm 

Developing VisIt for In-Situ on Leadership Class System

Brad Whitlock, Intelligent Light - Wednesday, November 19 1:00 pm

Toward Exascale: A year of VisIt Development Expands the Envelope with VisIt 2.8

Brad Whitlock, Intelligent Light - Wednesday, November 19 3:00 pm

In addition, we are supporting the SC14 Tutorial, Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt, on Monday, November 17 1:30-5:00 pm.

IL will support two industry programs to highlight HPC success and real world Impact with our presentation in the HPC Impact Showcase and on an industry panel.

Revolutionizing Innovation with On Demand HPC - HPC Impact Showcase

HPC in the Cloud: The Overcast has Cleared, panel moderated by Rich Bruckner

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SC14 Tutorial: Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt

Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis using VisIt

Visualization and data analysis are an essential component of the scientific discovery process. Scientists and businesses running HPC simulations leverage visualization and analysis tools for data exploration, quantitative analysis, visual debugging, and communication of results. This half-day tutorial will provide attendees with a practical introduction to mesh based HPC visualization and analysis using VisIt, an open source parallel scientific visualization and data analysis platform. We will provide a foundation in basic HPC visualization practices and couple this with hands-on experience creating visualizations and analyzing data. This tutorial includes:

1. An introduction to visualization techniques for mesh based simulations.

2. A guided tour of VisIt.

3. Hands-on demonstrations of end-to-end visualizations of both a water flow simulation and blood flow (aneurysm) simulation.

This tutorial builds on the past success of VisIt tutorials, updated and anchored with new concrete use cases. Attendees will gain practical knowledge and recipes to help them effectively use VisIt to analyze data from their own simulations. This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344; LLNL-PROP-652360

Presenters:

Jean M. Favre (Swiss National Supercomputing Center)

Cyrus Harrison (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

David Pugmire (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Rob Sisneros (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)

Brad Whitlock (Intelligent Light)

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“The SC Tutorials program is always one of the highlights of the SC Conference, offering attendees a variety of short courses on key topics and technologies relevant to high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Tutorials also provide the opportunity to interact with recognized leaders in the field and to learn about the latest technology trends, theory, and practical techniques. As in years past, tutorial submissions were subjected to a rigorous peer review process. Of the 77 submissions, the Tutorials Committee selected the following 33 tutorials for presentation.” - SC14 Tutorials Committee
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SC14 - Invited IL Speakers Reflect the Changing HPC Landscape

Intelligent Light customers are often leaders in their industries.  We are proud of their accomplishments and our role in supporting their success.  In these two invited talks we will share brief stories of organizations who have made HPC a valuable resource for their businesses. 

HPC Impact Showcase at SC14

Intelligent Light has been invited to participate in the 2nd Annual HPC Impact Showcase at SC14. The HPC Impact Showcase brings real world applications of HPC that make a difference in shaping our world. Intelligent Light General Manager and Founder, Steve Legensky, will share cases of leading organizations whose CFD business success is enabled by on-demand HPC. Presentations take place in the HPC Impact Showcase Theater on the exhibit floor.

Revolutionizing Innovation with On Demand HPC

Steve Legensky, Intelligent Light
Tuesday, November 18th, 11:00 AM, HPC Impact Showcase Theater

HPC in the Cloud: The Overcast has Cleared

Panel discussion moderated by Rich Bruckner, insideHPC and hosted by Dell

Wednesday, Nov 19, 1:30 PM, Dell Beignet Theater, Dell booth #1730

Panelists include:

Muhammad Atif, Ph.D., National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), The Australian National University (ANU)

Larry Smarr, Ph.D., UC San Diego

Roger Rintala, Intelligent Light

Boyd Wilson, Clemson University & Omnibond

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