Visualizing Urban IoT data using Cloud Supercomputing

Nick Holliman, Newcastle University

In the last year the commercial cloud has begun to provide access to high performance visual computing on demand via IaaS GPU provision. This allows research groups to plan and use supercomputing scale resources in visualization projects where previously it would have been unaffordable to do so.

We will describe and demonstrate our pilot terapixel visualization project the Terascope and argue that the cloud opens a new research path to explore a range of novel, accessible visualization techniques.