Utilizing the oneAPI Rendering Toolkit to Enhance Scientific Discovery


Ever wonder how those cool scientific images are created? Come join Dr. Paul Navrátil, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Director of Visualization at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, as he walks through the features of Intel® oneAPI Base & Rendering Toolkit, their benefits and how they are used to create images from massive data sets. These stunning images inform the latest scientific research. Paul will share how doing data analysis at scale can stress modern hardware architectures and how they overcame these challenges using Intel software. The results, using the Frontera supercomputer and 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to run the data analysis and scientific visualization, are beautifully rendered, massive images of a black hole collision, EU weather, the largest environment weather map ever rendered and more.


Paul Navrátil, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Director of Visualization, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Paul A. Navrátil, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist and Director of Visualization at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an expert in high-performance visualization technologies, accelerator-based computing and advanced rendering techniques. His research seeks to improve analytic capacity and insight communication across scientific workflows, including efficient algorithms for large-scale parallel visualization and data analysis (VDA) and innovative design for immersive VDA systems. His team provisions TACC's two visualization labs and the remote visual analytic environments on TACC’s advanced computing systems, including the US NSF leadership-class systems Stampede2 and Frontera. Dr. Navrátil's work has been featured in numerous venues, both nationally and internationally, including the New York Times, Discover, and PBS News Hour. He holds BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a BA degree in Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.