A new tool from Tecplot today called “Chorus” jumps into the “simulation analytics” space, combining visualization with data maangement, statistics, and data mining techniques to make finding the gems of insight hidden in your massive CFD datasets easier than ever.
“Tecplot Chorus is the new generation of post-processing tools for engineers. The new paradigm of post processing is to simultaneously operate on sets of simulations instead of one at a time, and to take advantage of parallel computers to pre-compute visualizations. The unprecedented level of analysis enabled by Tecplot Chorus allows engineers to make more informed decisions faster, thus enabling companies to develop better products.”
The tool already has some great praise from big names too:
Swift Engineering CFD Analyst Andy Luo commented, “Our post processing productivity increased by an order of magnitude, thanks to Tecplot Chorus. Now I can do in five minutes what once took me four to six hours.”
Of course, such power isn’t cheap. Currently it’s $7,500 a year for a floating license, which works on Windows or Linux.
via Tecplot, Inc. Releases Its Latest Innovation in Simulation Analytics: Tecplot(R) Chorus(TM) – MarketWatch.
Kevin Weil of Twitter’s Analytics team took a deep look at the massive firehose of data that was Twitter during Super Bowl 44 and visualized the data about the game and about the advertising as a percentage of Twitter volume as a whole.
We categorized each incoming tweet as about the Super Bowl itself, about the brands or the commercials, or neither. Dividing each group by the total volume of tweets, we produced the graph below which represents a minute-by-minute reflection of people's thoughts and emotions during the game
Of course, several of the big spikes related to touchdowns, interceptions, and the famous on-side kick. I’m surprised at how “steady” the tweet volume was during the half-time show. Get the full chart and details at their site.
via Twitter Blog: Super Data.
Purdue University is kicking off a new center dubbed “Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments” (VACCINE), funded by the US Department of Homeland Security, to create tools and software for use by government agencies and emergency personnel.
“We are creating ways for people to get information interactively in an understandable format to help them make the right decisions and take preventive measures,” Ebert said. “For example, simulations to see what would happen if you were to quarantine a certain city to control the spread of pandemic flu or whether reallocating police patrols would reduce crime.”
The center will be co-led by Purdue and Rutgers, and consists of a team of 15 universities.
via Untitled Document.