Large-scale astrophysical visualization on smartphones

U. Becciani, P. Massimino, A. Costa, C. Gheller, A. Grillo, Mel Krokos, C. Petta

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Nowadays digital sky surveys and long-duration, high-resolution numerical simulations using high performance computing and grid systems produce multidimensional astrophysical datasets in the order of several Petabytes. Sharing visualizations of such datasets within communities and collaborating research groups is of paramount importance for disseminating results and advancing astrophysical research. Moreover educational and public outreach programs can benefit greatly from novel ways of presenting these datasets by promoting understanding of complex astrophysical processes, e.g., formation of stars and galaxies. We have previously developed VisIVO Server, a grid-enabled platform for high-performance large-scale astrophysical visualization. This article reviews the latest developments on VisIVO Web, a custom designed web portal wrapped around VisIVO Server, then introduces VisIVO Smartphone, a gateway connecting VisIVO Web and data repositories for mobile astrophysical visualization. We discuss current work and summarize future developments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XX (ADASSXX)
EditorsI. Evans, A. Accomazzi, D. Mink, A. Rots
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781583817643
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameASP Conference Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific


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