Peter B. Lewis Science Library 346
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Visual computing tools are natural components of any computational research enterprise, and become essential as the spatial and temporal resolution and scale of empirical and simulated datasets increases. Visualization codes and applications supported by Princeton's Research Computing team (through OIT, PICSciE, and TIGRESS) run the gamut from libraries linked to codes running on a single researcher's laptop to full-fledged scientific visualization applications running in parallel on national computing resources at supercomputing centers. We also support geospatial computing and analysis with industry-leading GIS, image analysis and remote sensing applications.
The Visualization Laboratory is located in Room 346 of the Peter B. Lewis Science Library, adjacent to the Research Computing staff offices. This facility provides advanced visualization resources, including a high-resolution display wall and support for scientific visualization and geospatial codes and applications on the Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms.
The Princeton Visualization Consortium is a collaboration between PICSCiE, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Researchers in all disciplines are working with increasingly large amounts of data. Visualization provides methods to verify, explore, and communicate the results of simulations and experiments. Here are some examples.
Weekly Help Session in Visualization
We offer an open, walk-in help session every Thursday afternoon from 2:00 - 3:00 pm in 346 Lewis Library. No appointment necessary.
For help at other times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Help Session is an opportunity to meet with research computing staff for one-on-one help with data visualization. We can discuss visualization programs, techniques, and data formats. In particular, how to effectively display your data.
If you are working with large amounts of data on the Princeton High Performance Computing environment you can learn about remote visualization from tigressdata.princeton.edu.
Room 346, Visualization Lab, Lewis Library - Thursday from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Working in the Vis Lab
Please email email@example.com when seeking assistance, as this is monitored by several staff members, and will get questions and requests answered as quickly as possible. Services we provide include:
- consulting with students, faculty and staff to select appropriate software tools
- training/short-course development and delivery
- assistance with geospatial and visualization codes and data formats
- technical support for the visualization lab
Princeton faculty, staff and students can reserve the Vis Lab by contacting Andrea Rubinstein. Although the lab's maximum capacity is 50 persons, collaborative use of the display wall is optimal for smaller groups of about a dozen.
The Vis Lab also has a wiki and subversion repository for campus users (log in with your PU netid) on the VisLab Trac site.
* For those planning to bring your laptop, please make certain that you have one of the following native display outputs:
- Mini DisplayPort (typical of most Macs, i.e. thunderbolt)
- Or bring presentation on a usb flash drive to connect to the Vis lab workstation (Windows/Linux dual boot).