Inside Diamond Light Source, the UK's synchrotron facility


UK synchrotron: Visualisation for tomographic data analysis

Scientists working on the beamlines at Diamond Light Source utilise customer monitoring and data visualisation systems. A typical user interface is shown above

Scientists conducting tomography experiments, such as those investigating bone growth and tropical bee navigation, routinely generate tens of terabytes of data. And studies of carbon capture, in time-resolved experiments, generate 100s of terabytes. To help the researchers work with the vast datasets their experiments generate, the facility has begun providing high-spec dual Xeon-based workstations with 512 GB RAM equipped with Nvidia Quadro K6000 GPUs. These machines enable the researchers to use 3D visualisation software like Avizo from FEI, when working with tomographic data.

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