Tuned to terrible: A study of parallel particle advection state of the practice

Robert Sisneros, David Pugmire

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Abstract

The algorithms foundational to visualization are central to the production visualization tools running at computing centers around the world and consume tremendous amounts of finite, limited resources. We believe that understanding the performance characteristics of these algorithms is critical in being good stewards of computational centers' resources. In this paper, we report initial studies on one such foundational algorithm: parallel particle advection. We have performed an extensive parameter study of the de facto standard algorithm that is commonly used in parallel production visualization tools as well as for in situ visualization environments. Our study has shown that the default parameters used in this algorithm lead to generally poor results, and identify settings that optimized performance on the system in our parameter sweep.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 30th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1058-1067
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509021406
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 2016
Event30th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, IPDPSW 2016 - Chicago, United States
Duration: May 23 2016May 27 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE 30th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2016

Other

Other30th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, IPDPSW 2016
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period5/23/165/27/16

Keywords

  • Flow visualization
  • Parallel systems
  • Scalability issues
  • Vector field data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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