ParaView

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of size varying from small to very large. ParaView was developed to support distributed computational models for processing large data sets and to create an open, flexible user interface.

Availability and Restrictions

ParaView is available on Oakley, Ruby, and Owens Clusters. The versions currently available at OSC are:

VERSION Oakley Ruby Owens
3.3.0      
3.8.0      
3.14.1 X    
4.3.1   X  
4.4.0  X* X*  X*
5.3.0 X   X
* Current default version

You can use module spider paraview  to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.

Access

ParaView is available for use by all OSC users.

Usage

Usage on Oakley

Set-up

To load the default version of ParaView module, use  module load paraview. To select a particular software version, use   module load paraview/version. For example, use  module load paraview/4.4.0 to load ParaView version 4.4.0. Following a successful loading of the ParaView module, you can access the ParaView program:
paraview

Usage on Ruby

Set-up

To load the default version of ParaView module, use  module load paraview. To select a particular software version, use   module load paraview/version. For example, use  module load paraview/4.3.1 to load ParaView version 4.3.1. Following a successful loading of the ParaView module, you can access the ParaView program:
paraview

Usage on Owens

Set-up

To load the default version of ParaView module, use  module load paraview. To select a particular software version, use   module load paraview/version. For example, use  module load paraview/4.4.0 to load ParaView version 4.4.0. Following a successful loading of the ParaView module, you can access the ParaView program:
paraview

Using ParaView with OSC OnDemand

Using ParaView with OSC OnDemand requires VirtualGL. To begin, connect to OSC OnDemand and luanch a virtual desktop, either a Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) or an Interactive HPC desktop. In the desktop open a terminal and load the ParaView and VirtualGL modules with module load paraview and module load virtualgl. You can then access the ParaView program with:

vglrun paraview

Note that using ParaView with OSC OnDemand does not work on all clusters.

Documentation

ParaView documentation is available on-line at http://www.paraview.org/paraview-guide/.

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