Architects of University of Latvia are starting to use high performance computing

In one of University of Latvia buildings, on Raiņa bulvāris 19, work is underway to restore old windows and ceiling. In order to carry out this work, the building is being surveyed by laser scanning. The survey resulted in a high-resolution point cloud, which will allow the building model to be displayed in 3D.

The point cloud consists of many millions of data points, resulting in a very detailed representation of the buildings interior elements. Processing such large volumes of data is almost impossible with an everyday computer. In order to process the high-resolution survey data, the architects of the Academic centre development programme of the University of Latvia, in cooperation with the Latvian HPC Competence center, and the Computing center of the University of Latvia, are collaborating on a project to develope the steps that will be followed by the high performance computer to process the data.