Paraview is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application.

Versions and Availability

Module Names for paraview on smic
Machine Version Module Name
smic 4.3.1 paraview/4.3.1/GCC-4.9.0
smic 4.3.1 paraview/4.3.1/INTEL-140-MVAPICH2-2.0
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Sample usage for remote visualization:

  1. Start ParaView server pvserver on the cluster using compute node, do *not* start pvserver from the head node, e.g.:
    qsub -I -l nodes=1:ppn=20,walltime=1:00:00 -q workq -A your_allocation_name
    After you get the interactive session, start your pvserver from the *compute node*, e.g. smicXXX:
    module load paraview/4.3.1/INTEL-140-MVAPICH2-2.0
    mpirun -np 8 pvserver --server-port=11111
    *For unknown reason you might need to limit the number of pvserver process to 8
  2. Establish an SSH tunnel:
    Use the following command from your *local* terminal, note that the compute node number smicXXX should be the name of your compute node:
    ssh -L11111:smicXXX:11111 -N
    Type your password and leave the terminal open.
  3. Connect to the remote server using ParaView on your desktop:
    Start the same version of paraview as installed on cluster, e.g. Pavaview 4.3.1 from your *local* terminal and use File > Connect to the forwarded localhost port.

Please refer to Resources section for more detailed usage information.


Last modified: June 25 2015 20:36:54.