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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. ParaView was developed to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources. It can be run on supercomputers to analyze datasets of petascale as well as on laptops for smaller data. ParaView is an application framework as well as a turn-key application.

Installed version

There are currently two version of paraview installed:

  • 5.1.2-goolf-5.2.01-mpi
  • 5.1.2-intel-2016b-mpi

Using paraview on the HPC cluster

If you want to use paraview on the HPC cluster, you will have to load its correspoding module first. You can do that by using the following command:

module load ParaView

This commands loads a paraview version that was installed with the intel-toolchain. If you need a specific version of paraview, you can specify that by adding the version:

module load paraview/5.1.2-goolf-5.2.01-mpi

This will load the version of ParaView that is installed with the goolf-toolchain.


The documentation of paraview can be found here.