The session dedicated to high-performance computing and visualization in medical, geoscience, and remote sensing included seven oral presentations and two demos. The session was very strongly weighted toward visualization with but one paper on high-performance computing.

The presentation of keynote speaker Linda Fellingham (from the FastApps group at Sun Microsystems), “Medical and Earth Resources Examples of HPC Visualization” gave a perspective on visualization based on more than 20 years of experience. In her view, high-performance computing, using larger numbers of processors and massive amounts of memory, is creating increasingly larger and more complex data sets, and interactive visualization is becoming...

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