Paraview-5.8.1 (Headless)


ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView was developed to analyze extremely large datasets. This is a Qt-based application for Linux operating systems in which users very easily open data files and begin to visualize them.

Version : 5.8.1 

Built type : parallel

Environmental setup for Paraview 5.8.1 (Headless)

1) Create a script as follows. Call this pvserver_start

export PATH=/home/pkg/pub/gnu/dellvs/PARAVIEW/5.8.1/headless/bin:$PATH
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/pkg/pub/gnu/dellvs/PARAVIEW/5.8.1/headless/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

mpiexec -np %1 pvserver –mpi –force-offscreen-rendering


2) On the client side create an ssh tunnel as follows:
     ssh -L <username>

3) Start the server on dellvs1 or vs2 as follows
     /path/to/script/pvserver_start <n>

     Where “n” is the number of server processes to start

4) Start the paraview GUI app on the client side. Setup a remote connection to localhost:11111 within the GUI.

Once established, the client will allow for browsing on folders on dellvs1 for data and visualization will appear on the client GUI

Report Problems to:

If you encounter any problem in using this software please contact System Administrators in #103, SERC.