In Situ via ALPINE Ascent

Ascent is a many-core capable lightweight in-situ visualization and analysis infrastructure for multi-physics HPC simulations. Ascent is under development as part of the Exascale Computing Project’s ALPINE project. For simulation codes instrumented with the ALPINE Ascent infrastructure, Cinema databases can be exported as one of the available scenes. Currently Ascent only outputs Spec A (the deprecated json-based specification). Spec A can be converted to Spec D databases (see Converting Spec A to Spec D databases). There are plans to update this to Spec D.