In this video from the PASC16 conference, Chris Johnson from the University of Utah presents: Big Data Visual Analysis.
“We live in an era in which the creation of new data is growing exponentially such that every two days we create as much new data as we did from the beginning of mankind until the year 2003. One of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century is to effectively understand and make use of the vast amount of information being produced. Visual data analysis will be among our most important tools to understand such large and often complex data. In this talk, I will present state-of-the-art visualization techniques, applied to important Big Data problems in science, engineering, and medicine.”
One of the highlights of the talk is the Gigapixel David project:
“The first gigapixel, multi-view rendering of The Digital Michelangelo Project’s David can now be downloaded and viewed on your iPhone. The ViSUS Gigapixel David app allows you to explore the digital laser-scan of the statue David in extreme detail. With a simple pinch or spread of the fingers, users may zoom in and out to explore such details as the drill marks and scratches left by the artist Michelangelo. The David model consists of 933 million triangles from a laser-scan of the original statue created by Professor Marc Levoy and members of The Digital Michelangelo Project at Stanford University. The original data is made of 8 million polygons, each about 2.0 mm in size, smaller than the thickness of 2 dimes.”
Thanks to Rich Brueckner from insideHPC Media Publications for recording the video.
For the full list of the PASC16 video please visit the PASC16 Video Gallery.