Parallel visualization of gigabyte datasets in GeoFEM

Issei Fujishiro, Li Chen, Yuriko Takeshima, Hiroko Nakamura, Yasuko Suzuki

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An initial overview of parallel visualization in the GeoFEM software system is provided. Our visualization subsystem offers many kinds of parallel visualization methods for the users to visualize their huge finite-element analysis datasets for scalar, vector and/or tensor fields at a reasonable cost. A polygonal simplification scheme is developed to make the transmission and rendition of output graphic primitives more efficient. A salient feature of the subsystem lies in its capability in the automatic setting of visualization parameter values based on the analysis of scalar/flow field topology and volumetric coherence, to improve the quality of visualization results with a minimized number of batch re-executions. Representative experimental results illustrate the effectiveness of our subsystem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-530
Number of pages10
JournalConcurrency Computation Practice and Experience
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Feature analysis
  • Flow visualization
  • Large-scale data visualization
  • Parallel visualization
  • Polygonal simplification
  • Scientific visualization
  • Volume visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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