This month, the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, US, along with technology partners HP and NVIDIA, will deploy Maverick — a powerful, high-performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community.
"Maverick will be deployed for open science research and is designed primarily for interactive, remote visualization and analytics," says Kelly Gaither, the principal investigator on the project and TACC's director of visualization. "This system will help researchers analyze large-scale scientific data, and will complement systems like Stampede, by providing a rich, interactive data exploration environment."
Today, in addition to modeling and simulations, scientific discovery now also depends on statistics and probabilities to infer meanings from patterns in data. The explosive amount of digital data being generated, collected, and captured has created an even greater need for parallel processing and interactive exploration. Not all people think in terms of statistics and probabilities, but almost everyone thinks visually in varying degrees, according to Gaither.
This article originally appeared in iSGTW on January 15, 2014. Read the full article: New Accelerated Visualization, Data Analytics Resources for Open Science