About The Project

VELaSSCO is a EC funded Project dealing with end-user visualization of Big Data

As the amount of data obtained with state-of-the-art engineering application simulation tools is growing fast, Big Data and high-performance computing (HPC) are converging to face the same technological challenges. It is clear that by 2020, most crucial simulation results such as those from the aeronautic industry or automotive, will not be able to be stored in a single machine or server.

The Vision of VELaSSCo is to provide new visual analysis methods for large-scale simulations serving the petabyte era and preparing the exabyte era.

It does this by adopting Big Data tools and architectures for the engineering and scientific community and by leveraging new ways of in-situ processing for data analytics and hardware accelerated interactive visualization.

One of the problems that scientists running high-end real-scale simulation models have to face is directly related to the management and exploitation (in terms of visualization) of the outputs of their models.

How to scrutinize data that are distributed over heterogeneous clusters of remote servers has become one of the key difficulties to overcome to ensure that researchers (in academia and industry) are able to take the best advantage of current (and future) HPC infrastructures.

VELaSSCo aims at developing a new concept of integrated end-user visual analysis methods with advanced management and post-processing algorithms for engineering modelling applications, scalable for real-time petabyte level simulations.

The interface will enable real-time interrogation of simulation data, generating key information for analysis.

Main concerns have to do with handling of large amounts of data of a very specific kind intrinsically linked to geometrical properties; how to store, access, simplify and manipulate billion of records to extract the relevant information; how to represent information in a feasible and flexible way; and how to visualise and interactively inspect the huge quantity of information they produce taking into account end-user's needs.

VELaSSCo achieves this by putting together experts with relevant background in Big Data handling, advanced visualisation, engineering simulations, and a User Panel including research centres, SMEs and companies form key European industrial sectors such as aerospace, household products, chemical, pharmaceutical and civil engineering.

Check out our YouTube channels for some of our results, such as the LR Splnes visualization below