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Adapting Splotch for the TAO Pipeline

Working with the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne Australia, as well as collaborating with persons at Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, I adapted the high performance volume rendering tool Splotch to work on the gSTAR supercomputer for the purposes of the Theoretical Astronomical Observatory (TAO). This work has formed the basis for a paper to be published for the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) 2016 conference.

This work has a focus on optimisation whilst also adding functionality to automate parts of the Splotch software, with the aim of lowering the level of accessibility to produce the visualisation images. I also added support for HDF5 compound data.

This project formed part of my University dissertation which can be found here.

Language: C++.

Technology: OpenMP, Open MPI, CUDA.

Platform: Command line based CentOS HPC.

Source Code: Committed as part of Splotch master branch.

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