4th Annual 'Visualize This' Challenge!

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This year’s Visualize This! Challenge is being coordinated by WestGrid, SciNet, SHARCNET, and Calcul Québec -- all regional partners of Compute Canada.

Led by the Compute Canada Visualization Team, Visualize This! wants to bring your creative visualization ideas and workflows to life and make them accessible to all Canadian researchers!

The 2019 Challenge

Click here to read the full competition details.

The theme of this year’s challenge is distributed rendering, in other words, visualization of very large datasets that require parallel rendering on a cluster.

How to Participate

  • Click the green "Register" button on this page to join the Challenge!

  • Visit the Visualize This! webpage for more details!

  • Help us spread the word (#vizthis2019) and invite anyone else you think might be up for the Challenge!
  • Submit your entry by midnight November 30 (Pacific Time).

How to Submit

There are two ways you can submit an entry to the 2019 Challenge:

  • Option 1: Use your own data
    Any dataset that is too large to be rendered on a standalone desktop/workstation will qualify for this competition.

  • Option 2: Use the supplied (“default”) dataset
    If you don’t have access to a large dataset, you can use a 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) dataset kindly provided for this competition by Joshua Brinkerhoff (UBC Okanagan).

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Compute Canada Visualization Team. Submission deadline:
November 30, 2019.
Note: Late submissions will not be considered.


To be eligible for a prize, you must be registered as a participant.

This year's prizes include:

  • High-capacity external SSD drives
  • Your visualization showcased on the websites of Compute Canada, WestGrid, SciNet, SHARCNET, Compute Ontario, Calcul Québec, and ACENET
  • An opportunity to showcase your winning entry in a post-competition webinar

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We look forward to receiving your unique creations!

Image Caption:
Using a 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) dataset provided by Joshua Brinkerhoff (UBC Okanagan), the image above is a rendering of velocity magnitude, using ParaView on Compute Canada's Cedar cluster.

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