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Campus-wide roll-out of Avizo? software at Penn State University

Thermo Fisher Scientific13, Merignac, France
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2010-10
Burlington (MA, USA) - Sept 16, 2010 - Visualization Sciences Group (VSG) announces a campus-wide rollout of the Avizo® 3D visualization software at Pennsylvania State University. The rollout leverages existing use by Penn State researchers in the Center for Quantitative X-Ray Imaging (CQI); the Department of Anthropology; The School of Forest Resources; and the Social, Life Science and Engineering Imaging Center (SLEIC), in order to provide broader interdisciplinary access to the visualization and analysis tools of the Avizo suite. Under the agreement, the entire Avizo product line has been made available for student and faculty users across the university, through a token-based licensing model. Any computer on the campus network can easily connect and run Avizo® locally and access all of the functions available across the Avizo family of applications, using any supported platform.

The campus-wide agreement allows us to build upon existing use of the Avizo suite in several research areas, in order to provide much wider access to these tools for the diverse range of research and teaching activities that are conducted across the university , says Vijay K. Agarwala (Senior Director of Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure, ITS, Penn State). The feedback we are getting from users has been very positive as all students, faculty and researchers now have ready access to state-of-the-art visualization and analysis tools provided by VSG.

The token-based license management model for Avizo software is an ideal solution for colleges, universities and government organizations as it meets the evolving and diverse needs of a broad range of users and applications , explains Bill Henderson (VSG Academic and Government Manager). Flexibility, ease of deployment and simple management are key aspects of this type of solution. Since the licenses are cross-platform, users aren t restricted to a single operating system and are able to run Avizo on a system that they are already familiar with while still being able to share their data with colleagues running on different platforms.

About Avizo® visualization and analysis software
Avizo software is a powerful, multifaceted tool for visualizing, manipulating and understanding scientific and industrial data. Wherever 3D data sets need to be processed, in materials and physical sciences, engineering applications, non-destructive testing, and earth sciences, Avizo offers abundant state-of-the-art features within an intuitive workflow and easy-to-use graphical user interface.
For more information on Avizo: www.avizo3d.com

About Visualization Sciences Group (VSG)
Visualization Sciences Group (VSG) is the leading provider of high-performance 3D visualization software and graphics toolkits for engineers, scientists and applications developers. They provide advanced 3D software technologies for scientific data visualization engineering and simulation, materials science and earth sciences. For more information on VSG: www.vsg3d.com

About Pennsylvania State University:
Penn State provides a level of excellence in teaching, research, and public service across disciplines whose scope is among the best in American higher education. The University enrolls more than 80,000 students at twenty-four locations throughout the state. Penn State outreach programs serve millions of people worldwide, and the University administers over $750 million annually on a vast array of research that measurably improves the quality of our life.
For more information on Penn State: www.psu.edu

Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCC), a unit of Information Technology Services at Penn State, provides computational systems and consulting support for high-performance computing and visualization for the Penn State research community.

For more information on RCC: rcc.its.psu.edu/

If you wish more information about this news, please contact:
Emilie Gallois
Marketing & Communication Manager
VSG (Visualization Sciences Group)
Tel: +33 (0)556 13 68 09

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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