Simulation and Visualization on the Grid

Parallelldatorcentrum Kungl Tekniska Högskolan Seventh Annual Conference Stockholm, Sweden December 1999 Proceedings

  • Björn Engquist
  • Lennart Johnsson
  • Michael Hammill
  • Faith Short
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Grid Technologies

    1. Werner Benger, Hans-Christian Hege, André Merzky, Thomas Radke, Edward Seidel
      Pages 1-16
    2. Greg Bruno, Andrew A. Chien, Mason J. Katz, Philip M. Papadopoulos
      Pages 17-32
  3. Grid Visualization and Virtual Reality

    1. Maxine D. Brown
      Pages 63-63
    2. Lisa Childers, Terry Disz, Mark Hereld, Randy Hudson, Robert Olson, Ivan Judson et al.
      Pages 64-80
    3. Carl Kesselman
      Pages 99-99
    4. Sungye Kim, Hyekyung Ko, Kyunghyun Yoon
      Pages 100-111
    5. Anton H. J. Koning
      Pages 112-121
    6. Bernard A. Pailthorpe, Nicole Bordes
      Pages 122-134
    7. Clemens-August Thole, Otto Kolp, Hans Georg Galbas, Stefanos Vlachoutsis, Heinrich Werner, Jürgen Wind et al.
      Pages 135-140
  4. Biology and Chemistry

    1. Calle Lejdfors, Malek O. Khan, Anders Ynnerman, Bo Jönsson
      Pages 154-164
  5. Physics

    1. Niklas Alin, Magnus Berglund, Christer Fureby, Eric Lillberg
      Pages 181-194
    2. Martin Kücken, Ulrich Schättler, Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe, Peter Werner
      Pages 242-253
  6. Panel Discussion

    1. Maxine D. Brown, Tom DeFanti, Carl Kesselman, Jesper Oppelstrup, Thierry Priol, Karl-Einar Sjödin
      Pages 254-270
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-306

About these proceedings


It is now 30 years since the network for digital communication, the ARPA-net, first came into operation. Since the first experiments with sending electronic mail and performing file transfers, the development of networks has been truly remarkable. Today's Internet continues to develop at an exponential rate that even surpasses that of computing and storage technologies. About five years after being commercialized, it has become as pervasive as the tele­ phone had become 30 years after its initial deployment. In the United States, the size of the Internet industry already exceeds that of the auto industry, which has been in existence for about 100 years. The exponentially increas­ ing capabilities of communication, computing, and storage systems is also reshaping the way science and engineering are pursued. Large-scale simulation studies in chemistry, physics, engineering, and sev­ eral other disciplines may now produce data sets of ,several terabytes or petabytes. Similarly, almost all measurements today produce data in digital form, whether from collections of sensors, three-dimensional digital images, or video. These data sets often represent complex phenomena that require rich visualization capabilities and efficient data-mining techniques to under­ stand. Furthermore, the data may be produced and archived in several differ­ ent locations, and the analysis carried out by teams with members at several locations-possibly distinct from those with significant storage, computation, or visualization facilities. The emerging computational Grids enable the transparent use of remote instruments, computational and data resources.


CAVE Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Simulation Simulation Virtual Reality computational grid data structures model supercomputing visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Björn Engquist
    • 1
  • Lennart Johnsson
    • 2
  • Michael Hammill
    • 1
  • Faith Short
    • 1
  1. 1.Parallelldatorcentrum Kungl Tekniska HögskolanStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67264-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57313-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-7358
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