NVIDIA IndeX for ParaView Plug-in

Interactive Volume Visualisation for Faster Discoveries

INTERACT WITH THE ENTIRE DATASET.
GATHER INSIGHTS FASTER.

Visualising simulation results quickly is essential to scientific discovery. However, existing visualisation tools aren’t equipped to deliver a real-time experience on large structured and unstructured datasets.

NVIDIA IndeX is a leading volume visualisation tool for HPC that helps to meet this challenge. It takes advantage of the GPU’s computational horsepower to deliver real-time performance on large datasets by distributing visualisation workloads across a GPU-accelerated cluster.

Now, IndeX is integrated in ParaView—one of the most popular visualisation tools in HPC. This means that users have access to IndeX features by default with the latest ParaView version, so they can experience real-time interactivity with their existing volume visualisation workflows. And IndeX provides visualisation performance that scales with data, so scientists can analyze the entire dataset in its original resolution for faster discoveries.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

NVIDIA IndeX for ParaView plug-in offers interactive volume visualisation that scales with data to enable scientists to analyse the entire dataset for faster time to discovery.

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REAL-TIME VISUALISATION OF STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED VOLUME DATA

The IndeX with ParaView plug-in enables scientists to analyse the simulated data at full resolution in real-time by rendering the large-scale data at high frame rates. With the entire data in sight, scientists can quickly converge on the most interesting data for further analysis, resulting in faster time to discovery.

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SEAMLESS WORKFLOW

The IndeX for ParaView plug-in allows users to take advantage of powerful features of IndeX through the ParaView interface. This eliminates the need to learn a new tool, keeps workflow unchanged, and allows users to focus on their research and accelerate discoveries.

Data Center IndeX Paraview Plugin GPU Accelerated Performance

PERFORMANCE AT SCALE

Existing volume visualisation tools do not allow scientists to interact with large-scale data in real-time. Scientists either have to wait a few seconds to load each interaction or implement workarounds using iterative process to converge on the most interesting data. IndeX for ParaView plug-in delivers real-time performance, on large datasets by distributing the data across multiple nodes within a GPU-accelerated cluster.

 

OPEN SOURCE PLUG-IN

The benefit of open source software is that users can customise the application to fit their needs. Like ParaView, the IndeX plug-in is also open source to easily fit with customised versions of ParaView. The plugin can be compiled as any other standard ParaView plugin without any need for special tools and compilers.

Thanks to BSC, we generate large models of human heart. To verify the accuracy of the models, we have to visualise the full dataset and high interactivity visualisation is key to gathering meaningful findings. The IndeX plug-in enabled us to visualise our 54M tetrahedral cell model in real-time. Best of all, it fits right inside our existing ParaView workflow.

-Mariano Vazquez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

OTHER FEATURES

  • Delivers real-time interactivity for large datasets
  • Depth correct mixing with ParaView primitives
  • Dynamic streaming and GPU caching of time-varying volume data
  • Supports all common ParaView data formats
  • Compositing with ParaView geometries on single node
  • Workstation edition pre-built for Windows and Linux

PARAVIEW PLUGIN FOR WORKSTATIONS
AND HPC CLUSTERS

There are two versions of the plug-in. For usage in a workstation, or single server node, the plug-in is available at no cost. For performance at scale in a GPU-accelerated multi-node system, the Cluster edition of the plug-in is available at no cost to academic users and with a license for commercial users.

For more information and to engage with others, visit the IndeX forum page.

 

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