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Application Details

  • Description : ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities.
  • Versions : gcc-mpi-qt-opengl/5.0.1, gcc-mpi-qt-ospray-opengl/5.0.1 and paraview/gcc-mpi-qt-ospray-opengl/5.6.1
  • Module names : gcc-mpi-qt-opengl/5.0.1, gcc-mpi-qt-ospray-opengl/5.0.1 and paraview/gcc-mpi-qt-ospray-opengl/5.6.1
  • License: GNU

Usage Examples

Paraview Client

The paraview server runs on the visualisation nodes or GPUs.

  • Note because of paraview's dependence on OpenGL we must use a vglconnect command to wrap the paraview application as below:

[pysdlb@login01 ~]$ interactive -p gpu --exclusive
salloc: Granted job allocation 920145
Job ID 920145 connecting to gpu02, please wait...
Last login: Fri Mar 16 09:44:40 2018 from login01
[pysdlb@gpu02 ~]$ vglconnect -f localhost

VirtualGL Client 64-bit v2.4.1 (Build 20150612)
Listening for unencrypted connections on port 4242
Redirecting output to /home/pysdlb/.vgl/vglconnect-gpu02-localhost:10.0.log

Warning: Permanently added 'localhost' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
Last login: Fri Mar 16 10:07:41 2018 from login01
[pysdlb@gpu02 ~]$ module add paraview/gcc-mpi-qt-ospray-opengl/5.6.1
[pysdlb@gpu02 ~]$ cd project/
[pysdlb@gpu02 project]$ vglrun paraview

  • VirtualGL also provides a framework which can be used to develop custom image transport plugins.

Further information