Efficient I/O for Parallel Visualization

Jens Krüger, Thomas Fogal

In: T. Kuhlen , R. Pajarola , K. Zhou (editor). Proceedings of the 11th Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization. Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV-2011) April 10-11 Bangor Wales United Kingdom Eurographics Association 2011.


While additional cores and newer architectures, such as those provided by GPU clusters, steadily increase available compute power, memory and disk access has not kept pace, and most believe this trend will continue. It is therefore of critical importance that we design systems and algorithms which make effective use of off-processor storage. This work details our experiences using parallel file systems, details performance using current systems and software, and suggests a new API which has greater potential for increased scalability.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz