Authors: Mohammad Raji, Alok Hota, Tanner Hobson, Jian Huang
Abstract: In this paper, we propose using a decoupled architecture to create a microservice that can deliver scientific visualization remotely with efficiency, scalability, and superior availability, affordability and accessibility. Through our effort, we have created an open source platform, Tapestry, which can be deployed on Amazon AWS as a production use microservice. The applications we use to demonstrate the efficacy of the Tapestry microservice in this work are: (1) embedding interactive visualizations into lightweight web pages, (2) creating scientific visualization movies that are fully controllable by the viewers, (3) serving as a rendering engine for high-end displays such as power-walls, and (4) embedding data-intensive visualizations into augmented reality devices efficiently. In addition, we show results of an extensive performance study, and suggest how applications can make optimal use of microservices such as Tapestry.