|[July 29, 2013]
The U.S. Department of Energy Awards Intelligent Light $1 Million Phase II SBIR Grant to Commercialize VisIt Open Source Software
RUTHERFORD, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Intelligent Light a $1 Million
Phase II grant to commercialize the VisIt open source software.
Intelligent Light has begun integrating FieldView™ its flagship CFD
post-processing software with VisIt, the open source interactive
parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool from the U.S.
Department of Energy.
Intelligent Light has been working with VisIt and the DOE's VisIt team
for more than a year developing prototype technologies under a Phase I
SBIR grant. The success of that work, along with endorsements from CFD
users in both government and industry, led to a proposal to DOE to
incorporate VisIt technology within the FieldView product line while
preserving open source access.
The DOE responded by awarding a grant for nearly $1 million to keep the
collaboration moving forward. The Phase II Small Business Innovative
Research grant by the Department of Energy Office of Science Advanced
Scientific Computing Research (OASCR), supports the integration of
FieldView and VisIt, combining the immense feature set and proven
scalability of VisIt with the intuitive, engineering-oriented user
interface of FieldView and top-level customer support for which
Intelligent Light is known.
"Awards such as this through the SBIR program are a very positive step
making this technology more broady available to specific scientific
areas through a re-packaging in a domain specific way, and broadening
the user base and community of this DOE investment," said David Pugmire,
Scientist, Visualization Task Leader, Climate Change Science Institute,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
"We are extremely grateful that the Department of Energy views our work
as worthy of support; we are in perfect alignment with DOE's desire to
deploy its state-of-the-art tools to benefit industry," asserts Steve
Legensky, General Manager at Intelligent Light. "As a first step,
Intelligent Light will enable VisIt to write out FieldView XDBs (extract
database files) and will contribute the binary libraries to the VisIt
open source repository." FieldView XDBs are an effective solution to the
big data challenge. Compact and numerically accurate, they enable
efficient post-processing of transient or remotely computed datasets.
Like Adobe (News - Alert)® PDF files, XDBs can be shared, archived, read and
used for interactive analysis with a low cost FieldView viewer.
About Intelligent Light
Winner of the HPC Innovation Excellence Award, Intelligent Light
provides industry-leading software and services that unlock the power
and value of a highly productive CFD workflow for engineering and
research organizations in a variety of industries around the world. The
company's flagship FieldView™ product line is the most widely used CFD
post-processing software for engineering and research, encompassing data
management, workflow automation, visualization, and more. Intelligent
Light's expert staff provides production-related engineering services,
while its Applied Research Group conducts pure research on the cutting
edge of CFD science. With customer success its paramount goal,
Intelligent Light is driving real-world solutions to the toughest
challenges in CFD today.
VisIt is a�free�interactive parallel visualization and graphical
analysis tool for viewing scientific data on Unix and PC platforms.
VisIt was developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced
Simulation and Computing Initiative (ASCI) to visualize and analyze the
results of terascale simulations. It was developed as a framework for
adding custom capabilities and rapidly deploying new visualization
technologies. After an initial prototype effort, work on VisIt began in
the summer of 2000, and the initial version of VisIt was released in the
fall of 2002. Although the primary driving force behind the development
of VisIt was for visualizing terascale data, it is also well suited for
visualizing data from typical simulations on desktop systems.
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