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[IDV #ZEO-881615]: Screen Capture and Other Issues

> Yuan,
> Thanks very much. This is a tricky calculation typically, and requires
> iterations to be successful. The key to the calculation is including the
> mixing ratio from ice, which can have a substantial impact in the tropics
> with deep convection.
> I have been able to nail down my processor issue. My processor runs like
> mad if I make a plot of color-filled contours with too many times. I have
> 6GB of RAM, 3GB dedicated to IDV so its not a limitation of my RAM. If I
> plot the same parameter, but just using the color-shaded plan view, my
> processor has no usage spikes and the data loads almost instantly. To
> test, I loaded 10 times of sea-level pressure from my 4km WRF simulation
> using both the color-filled contours view and the color-shaded view.
> Is there additional rendering to the data that goes on to make
> color-filled contours? Maybe its a limitation of my graphics card if there
> is additional rendering. All I know is that color-shaded views loads in an
> eighth of the time and doesn't even come close to using more than 25% of
> my processor.

    It is quite normal that computational cost of contour is a lot higher than 
color shaded. I don't know more details, it is in the ViSAD library.

> V/R,
> Stefan
> --
> Stefan Cecelski
> Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant
> AOSC Department: University of Maryland College Park
> 2343 Computer and Space Sciences Building(CSS #224)
> 703.801.1370
> address@hidden

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: ZEO-881615
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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