Software Defined Visualization (SDVis)

Software Defined Visualization (SDVis) is the use of open-source libraries developed by Intel® that are used in leading applications on Intel® platforms that offer advantages over other approaches. These libraries are optimized for parallel processing architectures used in Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors. This provides access to much larger memory spaces than found in GPUs which allows the use of much larger datasets. Additionally, these libraries provide increased visual fidelity and better management and efficiency of the visual solution.

Open Source Libraries Optimized by Intel®
  • OpenSWR, Embree and OSPRay optimized for parallel processing on Intel® Xeon ® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors
Intel® Xeon Phi™ Provides Better Performance for Visualization
  • Provides up to 68 cores / CPU
  • Addresses up to 384GB memory vs 16GB GPUs
  • AVX-512 Instruction Support
Realize Compelling Value
  • CPU clusters less costly than GPU clusters for same or better performance
  • Provides better performance than single or multiple GPU solutions
  • Data size not limited to memory on individual GPU cards

Address Your Large-scale Visualization with SDVis

Gain deeper understanding of data impacting science & discovery

High quality, realistic images even as data sets become increasingly larger and more complex.

Solve computing + modeling problem together (in-situ vis)

Essential SW development suite that make concurrent simulation and visualization possible –users can work interactively and get results quicker.

One system

Use same system for both simulation and visualization, avoid data transfer delays –get faster insights to solving toughest problems.

SDVis Appliance

The SDVis Appliance offers a pre-configured solution for in-situ, post-processing, and professional rendering visualization tasks. It can support visualization of data sets up to 1.5TB in size.

The SDVis Appliance includes all the necessary software for visualization including SDVis software (ParaView, VTK, VisIt, VMD), Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition, software development tools and Intel® HPC Orchestrator management software.

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Master Head Node (Node + Display Management) Hardware - 1x Head Node:
- 2X Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2697 v4 (45M Cache, 2.30 GHz, 18 core), 256GB DDR4 2400, Up to 6x 4K Monitors Display Cards. 1x Intel® OPA HFI, 1x Intel® 480GB SSD

- CentOS 7.3, HPC Orchestrator

Compute Nodes (Compute + Render) Hardware - 8x Compute Nodes; Each Node:
- 1X Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor 7250 (16GB, 1.40 GHz, 68 core), 192GB DDR4 2400, 1x Intel® OPA HFI, 1x Intel® 150GB SSD

- CentOS 7.3, SDVis Software (ParaView, VTK, Vislt, VMD), Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition, SW Dev Tools

Storage Hardware - 1x Storage Node:
- 1X Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 v4 (20M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 8 core), 64GB DDR4 2400, 1x Intel® OPA HFI, 32TB RAID

Networking (OPA/100G Ethernet) 24 Port Intel® OPA Edge Switch, 16 Port Ethernet Switch

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The SDVis Appliance is expertly architected, pre-tested, and validated in a design that makes you productive right out-of-the-box.
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