Visualization has long been an important tool for the understanding of complex data. The creation of a 3-D visual representation enables the highly developed human visual system to detect, among other things, trends, correlations, anomalies, and unexpected events in the data. Over the past several years, Los Alamos National Laboratory has invested in providing state-of-theart facilities and software tools to help scientists in the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program understand and explore their data. One such facility, the LANL CAVE, is driven by a Linux cluster and equipped with an optical motion tracking system.

Photo by LeRoy Sanchez.

More on Flickr