Comet Webinar: Introduction to Scientific Visualization with VisIt

Monday, June 10, 2019

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Location: SDSC Auditorium and remote

Visualization is largely understood and used as an excellent communication tool by researchers. This narrow view often keeps scientists from fully using and developing their visualization skillset. This tutorial will provide a “from the ground up” understanding of visualization and its utility in error diagnostics and exploration of data for scientific insight. When used effectively visualization can provide a complementary and effective toolset for data analysis, which is one of the most challenging problems in computational domains. In this tutorial we plan to bridge these gaps by providing end users with fundamental visualization concepts, execution tools, customization and usage examples. The tutorial will be focused on visualization techniques for mesh-based data such as rectilinear grids.

The tutorial consists of three closely related sessions as follows:
  • Visualization fundamentals: Lecture – Assay of standard techniques and their utility (45 min)
  • Hands on Visualization with VisIt software on your computer/laptop (80 mins).
  • Remote visualization with VisIt software on Comet cluster at SDSC. (30 mins)


Amit Chourasia

Senior Visualization Scientist, SDSC