On a Mission of Disaster Management & Scientific Discoveries

Paul Navrátil
Jim Jeffers

Paul Navrátil Director of Visualization, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

Jim Jeffers Sr. Principal Engineer and Sr. Director of Advanced Rendering and Visualization, Intel

We explore the critical role of visualization and visual analytics in disaster management and medical research with Paul Navrátil, Director of Visualization at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), and Jim Jeffers, Sr. Principal Engineer and Sr. Director of Advanced Rendering and Visualization at Intel. Paul reveals TACC’s approach to recent weather crises, as well as their partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in hurricane forecasting. He also talks about their collaboration with the Open Science community in the national HPC mobilization effort to fight COVID-19. Jim unpacks the complexities of in-situ analysis, ray tracing and line-of-sight physics. And they jam about the SOLAR Ray Tracing Consortium, Khronos Group ANARI Working Group and more.

To learn more:

Intel oneAPI Rendering Toolkit



Stampede II


SOLAR Ray Tracing Consortium


Khronos ANARI Working Group

Open Science community

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