VisIt is an Open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool for visualizing data defined on two- and three-dimensional structured and unstructured meshes.


Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of Blender are available on OSC systems: 

Version Owens Pitzer
2.11.0 X*  
2.13.0 X  
3.14 X X*
* Current default version

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


VisIt is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, BSD-3 License



We recomend users to run VisIt locally and connect to OSC clusters for data analysis. In this Client-Server Mode, users can visualize data stored on the clusters without download it. 

Install VisIt locally 

Download and install a binary distribution locally. The supported versions on OSC clusters are listed above. If you are using unmatched version, there might be a compatibility issue. During the installaion, you will be asked to pick a host profile from a list of computing centers. Please select Ohio Supercomuter Center (OSC) network to continue. Unfortunately, the existing OSC profile is outdated and is not compatible with the current batch scheduler. Please see the following section to get the up-to-date profles. 

Update host profiles

Please download new OSC profiles: Owens and Pitzer and place them in $HOME/.visit/hosts if using macOS or Linux or <visit_installaion>\hosts if using Windows. After re-launching VisIt, you should see new profiles named OSC Owens and OSC Pitzer. In future, user can update profiles from Remote Profiles window. We will update the information when it is available.

Further Reading

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