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Deploying Web-based Visual Exploration Tools on the Grid

  • Author(s): Jankun-Kelly, T. J.
  • Kreylos, Oliver
  • Shalf, John M.
  • Ma, Kwan-Liu
  • Hamann, Bernd
  • Joy, Ken
  • Bethel, Wes
  • et al.
Abstract

We discuss a web-based portal for the exploration, encapsulation, and dissemination of visualization results over the Grid. This portal integrates three components: an interface client for structured visualization exploration, a visualization web application to manage the generation and capture of the visualization results, and a centralized portal application server to access and manage grid resources. Our approach uses standard web technologies to make the system accessible with minimal user setup. We demonstrate the usefulness of the developed system using an example for Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) data visualization.

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