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A Multi-Application Controller for SAGE-enabled Tiled Display Wall in Wide-area Distributed Computing Environments
- Fujiwara, Yuki (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University) ;
- Date, Susumu (Cybermedia Center, Osaka University) ;
- Ichikawa, Kohei (Central Office for Information Infrastructure, Osaka University) ;
- Takemura, Haruo (Cybermedia Center, Osaka University)
- Received : 2010.10.01
- Accepted : 2011.01.07
- Published : 2011.12.31
Due to the recent advancement of networking and high-performance computing technologies, scientists can easily access large-scale data captured by scientific measurement devices through a network, and use huge computational power harnessed on the Internet for their analyses of scientific data. However, visualization technology, which plays a role of great importance for scientists to intuitively understand the analysis results of such scientific data, is not fully utilized so that it can seamlessly benefit from recent high-performance and networking technologies. One of such visualization technologies is SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment), which allows people to build an arbitrarily sized tiled display wall and is expected to be applied to scientific research. In this paper, we present a multi-application controller for SAGE, which we have developed, in the hope that it will help scientists efficiently perform scientific research requiring high-performance computing and visualization. The evaluation in this paper indicates that the efficiency of completing a comparison task among multiple data is increased by our system.
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