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Daniel Kauker

Dipl.-Inf. Daniel Kauker

Office: VISUS-Gebäude 01.031

Universität Stuttgart
Allmandring 19
70569 Stuttgart

Phone Number: +49 (711) 685-88630

Telefax Number: +49 (711) 685-88620

E-Mail Address: Daniel.Kauker@vis.uni-stuttgart.de

Research

GPU Computing / GPGPU:

  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallel Computing & Rendering

Rendering:

  • Order Independent Transparency
  • Remote Visualization

Projects

A central objective of the project is the speedup of the finite element simulation on the basis of PERMAS (solver) and VisPER (visualization) using hybrid many-core architectures. A major focus of innovation is an abstraction layer which standardizes the interaction of both simulation tools with the hardware and facilitates the shared access to distributed or hierarchically ordered model data.

When researcher explore matter using simulations, they generate enormous data consisting of so called particles. These particles represent atoms over the simulated time, forming so called time-based data sets. Often, there are additional properties included such as pressure, temperature or charge.

To evaluate the data sets, the sub project D3 develops methods for visualising the data and for efficiently storing the generated output. Here, real time rendering, displaying many images per second for interactively exploring the data, is a special challenge. Another challenge is the representation for the researcher who need to a specifically suited visualization for their application and problem.

Further Information about this project:

Student Theses

Ongoing

  • ProjInf
    MegaMol SPH Simulation

    Cihan Erol, Mesut Öner, Axel Reiser

Completed

  • Diplomarbeit:
    Per-Pixel Linked Lists for transparency effects on Remote-Rendering
    Sebastian Jähne
  • Fachstudie Nr. 119
    GPGPU-Kompressionsverfahren
    Xuemei Chen, Johannes Langauf, Thomas Wendt
  • ProjInf
    MegaMol Remote Control
    Diana Salsa, Manuel Gräber, Manuela Kallert

Teaching

Winter term 2013/2014

  • Seminar High Performance Visualization

Summer term 2013

  • Seminar Simulation Technology

Winter term 2012/2013

Summer term 2012

  • Studienprojekt "MISD"

Winter term 2011/12

Summer term 2011

Winter term 2010/2011

  • Fachpraktikum: Grafikprogrammierung

Publications

2014

Evaluation of Visualizations for Interface Analysis of SPH
Krone, Michael; Huber, Markus; Scharnowski, Katrin; Hirschler, Manuel; Kauker, Daniel; Reina, Guido; Nieken, Ulrich; Weiskopf, Daniel; Ertl, Thomas: Evaluation of Visualizations for Interface Analysis of SPH. In: EuroVis 2014 Short Papers, 2014.
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Visual Analysis of Dynamic Protein Cavities and Binding Sites
Krone, Michael; Kauker, Daniel; Reina, Guido; Ertl, Thomas: Visual Analysis of Dynamic Protein Cavities and Binding Sites. In: IEEE PacificVis - Visualization Notes, 2014.
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2013

Evaluation of per-pixel linked lists for distributed rendering and comparative analysis
Kauker, Daniel; Krone, Michael; Panagiotidis, Alexandros; Reina, Guido; Ertl, Thomas: Evaluation of per-pixel linked lists for distributed rendering and comparative analysis. In: Computing and Visualization in Science : No. 3 (2013), pp. 111-121.
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Rendering Molecular Surfaces using Order-Independent Transparency
Kauker, Daniel; Krone, Michael; Panagiotidis, Alexandros; Reina, Guido; Ertl, Thomas: Rendering Molecular Surfaces using Order-Independent Transparency. In: Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV), pp. 33-40, 2013.
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2012

Distributed Computation and Large-Scale Visualization in Heterogeneous Compute Environments
Panagiotidis, Alexandros; Kauker, Daniel; Sadlo, Filip; Ertl, Thomas: Distributed Computation and Large-Scale Visualization in Heterogeneous Compute Environments. In: International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing, pp. 87-94, 2012.
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Challenges for Many-Core Simulation and Visualization - Insights from the MCSimVis Project
Panagiotidis, Alexandros; Kauker, Daniel; Ertl, Thomas: Challenges for Many-Core Simulation and Visualization - Insights from the MCSimVis Project. Tech. Rep., , 2012.
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2011

DIANA: A Device Abstraction Framework for Parallel Computations
Panagiotidis, Alexandros; Kauker, Daniel; Frey, Steffen; Ertl, Thomas: DIANA: A Device Abstraction Framework for Parallel Computations. In: Second International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering, 2011.
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2010

Memory Saving Discrete Fourier Transform on GPUs
Kauker, Daniel; Sanftmann, Harald; Frey, Steffen; Ertl, Thomas: Memory Saving Discrete Fourier Transform on GPUs. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, pp. 1152-1157, 2010.
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2009

Low overhead assignment of symbolic coordinates in sensor networks
Gauger, Matthias; Marrón, Pedro José; Kauker, Daniel; Rothermel, Kurt: Low overhead assignment of symbolic coordinates in sensor networks. In: Telecommunication Systems 40(3-4) (2009).
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Talks and Posters

2011

Sadlo, Filip; Frey, Steffen; Karch, Grzegorz; Kauker, Daniel; Panagiotidis, Alexandros; Üffinger, Markus; Ament, Marcol; Weiskopf, Daniel and Ertl, Thomas
"Distributed High-Resolution Visualization of Lagrangian Coherent Structures"
presented at the SimTech 2011.

Kauker, Daniel; Siddiqui, Muhammad; Zimmermann Klaus
"Method and System for obtaining a Point Spread Function using Motion Information" [Link]
Date of filing: 03.02.2011
Publication Number: EP2360638 A1, US 2011/0199492 A1, JP201100318752010

2010

Kauker, Daniel; Sanftmann, Harald; Frey, Steffen
"Memory Saving Discrete Fourier Transformation on CUDA"
NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC'09), Talk, San Jose, USA, 2009.
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