Throughout this summer, the majority of all the mathematical operations on GTC data originally done through IDL code have been transferred to a C environment. The C code can then be integrated into a monitoring system for GTC experiments. Data from GTC will be shuttled to scripts which will run the C routines and send them to ElVis, a Java based graphing utility. ElVis will then display the graphs on the web for observation. The code will also be packaged into APIs useable by AVS/Express to achieve an Integrated Data Analysis & Visualization Environment (IDAVE).
Chromium, a program specifically catered for tiled displays and parallel rendering, has been installed on the High Resolution Display Wall to allow AVS/Express to run on the tiled display. Chromium overcomes many of its predecessor's (WireGL) pitfalls, including more complete OpenGL support as well as parallel rendering possibilities and efficient tile sorting methods. The parallel API support in Chromium will also be of great help to Ensight Gold, which will have a new version released later in the year, and will be catered specifically to chromium in its parallel visualizations.