Web-Based Collaborative Scientific Visualization

Built for Minnesota Supercomputing Institute/LCSE (Lead developer, Summer 2009 to Summer 2010)

A web-based system for multi-user collaborative interactive visualization of large data sets (on the order of terabytes) that allows users in different locations to simultaneously and collectively perform visualizations over the Internet. By leveraging an asynchronous java and XML (AJAX) web development pattern via the Google Web Toolkit, we are able to provide remote users a web portal to the University of Minnesota's Laboratory for Computational Sciences and Engineering's large-scale interactive visualization system that provides high resolution visualizations to the order of 15 million pixels. Our web application, known as WebViz, provides visualization services "in the cloud" and is accessible via a range of devices including netbooks, iPhones, and other web- and javascript-enabled mobile devices.

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