This week TACC announced that they will deploy Maverick in January 2014, a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource.
Maverick will be deployed for open science research and is designed primarily for interactive, remote visualization and analytics,” said Kelly Gaither, the principal investigator on the project and TACC’s director of Visualization. “This system will help researchers analyze large scale scientific data, and complement systems like Stampede, by providing a rich, interactive data exploration environment.”
In addition to modeling and simulation, current scientific discovery also depends on statistics and probabilities to infer meanings from patterns in data. The explosive amount of digital data being generated, collected and captured has created an even greater need for parallel processing and interactive exploration capabilities, according to Gaither. Not all people think in terms of statistics and probabilities, but almost everyone thinks visually in varying degrees, she said.