Posts Tagged ‘ncar’

Visualizations show Hurricane Katrina gaining power

As part of a new planetarium show called “Dynamic Earth”, the NCSA working with NCAR to visualize terabytes of data related to the devastating Katrina hurricane.  The result is this beautiful, if not a bit scary, visualization of one of the worst hurricanes to land on US shores. A hurricane research team at the Earth […]

NCAR to Install 1.6 Petaflop IBM Supercomputer

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is getting ready for a big new IBM iDataPlex system named “YellowStone” that will give them 1.6 Petaflop of HPC goodness along with 149.2 TB of RAM across 74,592 Intel cores (with Sandy Bridge).  Press releases like these come regularly, but this one actually makes note of how […]

Gulf Oil Spill: Visualizing Simulation Predictions

As the Deepwater Horizon continues to spill oil out into the Gulf of Mexico and BP’s best efforts still a few months away from completely stopping the flow, several people are asking “Just how far will the oil slick grow?”  Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have run some of their best […]

NCAR’s VAPOR 1.5.2 Released

For all of you visualization scientists out there, NCAR has just released version 1.5.2 of their multiresolution analysis tool VAPOR.  In addition to several bug fixes, they’ve added a few new features: Improved support for transparency VAPOR now provides limited support for display of semi-transparent surfaces. Multiple two-dimensional semi-transparent surfaces (Probe, 2DData, and Image) will […]