Snellius remote visualization

On Snellius we provide a number of well-known visualization packages in the modules environment:

  • ParaView
  • ncview
  • matplotlib
  • Blender

Tools related to visualization that are also available are:

  • FFmpeg
  • ImageMagick
  • CUDA

Support libraries, such as OpenMPI and HDF5 and NetCDF tools, are also installed.

It is also possible to compile and run custom OpenGL-based software, specifically on the Snellius and Lisa GPU-nodes. Such an application can then be run under VirtualGL in a VNC remote desktop, which will provide server-side GPU-accelerated rendering.

To be able to use different software packages and their versions a module system is used. See here for a description of the module system on Snellius.