Researchers at Virginia Tech have modeled and mapped grape production across an area spanning 19 states along the eastern US. Supercomputers helped crunch the numbers and stomp the grapes in an effort to speed wine development in the region. What these scientists have learned could aid farmers across the world and protect crops as our climate changes. Read more here.
Thank you to all the students who participated in the HPC Day Poster Session. Our 2016 top three finishers include:
First Place: Bobby Hollingsworth
Computational Insights into Binding of a Repeat Unit of an Antiviral Copolymer to Glycoprotein 120 in Four Strains of HIV
Second Place: Mariam Umar, Sand L. Correa, Kirk W. Cameron
Energy and Performance Modeling and Estimation for ASPEN Domain Specific Language
Third Place: Megan Richardson
Scientific Visualization has proven to be an effective means for analyzing multivariate multidimensional data (MVMD). A variety of techniques combining statistical and visual analytic tools have been developed in the recent years to analyze MVMD. Visual differencing, or visual discrimination, is the ability to compare an attribute value between two or more objects in a visualization. In this research, we are examining humans’ predictable bias in interpreting visual-spatial information for comparison and inference. We will develop and evaluate new techniques of data representation that support multivariate multidimensional visual differencing. We will also address the trade-off between proximity and occlusion and evaluate users’ ability to explore MVMD across the immersive spectrum.
As the breadth, usage and impact of High Performance Computing and Visualization continues to grow, Virginia Tech and Advanced Research Computing are again proud to host HPC Day. The campus community is cordially invited to various featured speakers, research talks, student lightning talks, and a panel that will take place on Monday, April 11th, 2016.
Dr. Nicholas Polys recently returned from the Federal In-service Training day where he showcased his work for AEC. The presentation took place in the Hirshhorn Auditorium and was focused on infrastructure based standards for X3D.
Please click here to view his presentation.
Researchers supported by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology are developing an interactive 3-D environment that will bring together data from multiple research locations, including water quality data, to produce more comprehensive models and analytics for community ecosystem monitoring, targeting ongoing research activities at Stroubles Creek and the Catawba Sustainability Center.
Read more here.