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Scientific Data Visualization Tutorial 2015


The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is delighted to announce its upcoming workshop Scientific Data Visualization Tutorial to be held from Tuesday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at CSCS in Lugano, Switzerland.

This course has a strong focus on the open-source 3D scientific visualization application ParaView with a python-driven usage. The workshop does not require advanced knowledge of python and numpy. Introductory notions of both packages will be sufficient. The course includes hands-on exercises and attendees are expected to bring a laptop.

Detailed content of the workshop can be found on the agenda below:

Day 1

10:30 - 12:30

Introduction, objectives
Matplotlib, a python 2D data plotting package
The VTK Data Model
VTKpython and numpy

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:45

ParaView v4.3, an open-source 3D data visualizer Overview
Data formatting for 3D Visualization
    The Visualization Pipeline
    Python Programmable Source (with numpy)
    Python Calculator (with numpy)

Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00

ParaView client-server connections

Day 2

9:00 - 12:00

    GPU-specific rendering
    Coffee Break
    Batch mode python programming

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:45

Visit: a complementary 3D data visualizer Overview
Specific features (Data Binning, Cross-Mesh Field Evaluation, Cumulative Queries)

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:30

Parallel and client-server connections
In-Situ Visualization (coupling solver and visualization)

The registration fee includes lunches and coffee breaks throughout the two-day event.

Deadline for registration: Friday, April 12, 2015

Please note that no parking space is available at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. The closer bus stop to the centre is Lugano, Gerra. From Lugano railway station, you will have to take bus number 4. You are encouraged to travel by public transportation or to use the Park & Ride Resega parking lot, within a five-minute walk from CSCS.

We look forward to welcoming you at CSCS in April!

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