Tobias Rick and Andreas Kelle-Emden, two RWTH Aachen University computer scientists, support the scientists of Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) in the 3D visualization of simulation results.
Andreas Kelle-Emden is installing the visualization software ViSTA, ViSTA FlowLib and Viracocha at JSC for this purpose and also holds training workshops for the JSC staff.
Fig. 1: Simulation of Xeon atoms shortly exposed to laser X-rays
Another field of activity is the visualization of particle simulations where Andreas Kelle-Emden works together with Dr Ivo Kabadshow (Computational Science, JSC) and Anne Westhoff (Mathematics and Education, JSC).
Using the toolkit ViSTA, this visualization focuses on the simple representation of particles, thus enabling the rendering of large numbers of particles, e.g. more than 100,000. The underlying data was gathered in the framework of the JARA-HPC Seed Fund project "Performance Classification, Parallelization and Algorithmic Enhancement of a Single-Parameter FMM Implementation".
Tobias Rick works at the Jülich Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM). In the INM's section Structural and Functional Organisation of the Brain (INM-1) he supports Professor Katrin Amunts and her colleagues in integrating the immersive visualization of virtual brains into work routines.
Fig. 2: 3D visualization of brain areas with additional anatomical information
Having established these two positions "on site" in Jülich has made the already close cooperation of JARA-HPC and JARA-BRAIN within the project of the "Virtual Brain" significantly easier.
Dipl.-Inform. Tobias Rick, Virtual Reality Group, Rechen- und Kommunikationszentrum (Center for Computing and Communication), RWTH Aachen University
Dipl.-Inform. Andreas Kelle-Emden, Virtual Reality Group, Rechen- und Kommunikationszentrum (Center for Computing and Communication), RWTH Aachen University