Archive for September, 2008

Friday, September 26th, 2008

NSF Visualization Contest

Winners of the NSF’s 2007 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge were announced yesterday. Maybe this will give some inspiration for the Image Competition with ITT VIS’ User Group Meeting. Deadline for submissions is today!

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008

IDL 7.0.4 for OS X

ITT VIS announced an update for IDL on OS X today: A new update for IDL on Macintosh computers is now available. The IDL 7.0.4 release adds support for Macintosh Intel 64-bit architecture on OS X 10.5. IDL 7.0.4 also fixes two issues that impacted all supported Macintosh platforms: CR49844 – “Creation of Semaphores Fails […]

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Mac OS X 10.5.5 and X11 2.3.1

X11 2.3.1 addresses X11 issues in Mac OS X 10.5.5. In general, keep your X11 updates around after installing them because you need to re-install it if you install OS or security updates through Apple’s Software Update.

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

IDL User Group Meeting and contests

ITT VIS is hosting a full day IDL User Group Meeting on October 16. The agenda includes talks by David Fanning, Ronn Kling, Rob Dimeo, Peter Messmer (GPULib), and a couple by ITT VIS engineers. There will be a presentation and image contest associated with the meeting. Entries are due by September 26. Seminars about […]

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

IDL Developer Network RSS feed

The IDL Developer Network RSS feed came alive this morning after being dormant since early January. The three new items are: Multi-threading whitepaper A useful whitepaper about the thread pool in IDL. IDLdoc 3.0 release This is an old release (we’re on IDLdoc 3.1.1 now), but it’s nice to get some press! New tutorials A […]

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Monday, September 8th, 2008

New IDL operators chart

I made a new version of the IDL operators chart that adds information about which operators use the thread pool and cleans up the graphics a bit (over the old version).

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Friday, September 5th, 2008

Flow movies

I recently stumbled across some great flow visualizations on the Visualization section of NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division’s website. I couldn’t find any references to what was used to produce the animations or how much CPU time they took to render. I would also like to see the “hyperwall”, a 7 by 7 grid of flat-panel […]

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