ParaView is a scientific parallel visualizer.

Software Category: vis

For detailed information, visit the ParaView website.

Available Versions

To find the available versions and learn how to load them, run:

module spider paraview

The output of the command shows the available ParaView module versions.

For detailed information about a particular ParaView module, including how to load the module, run the module spider command with the module’s full version label. For example:

module spider paraview/5.6.0
ModuleVersion Module Load Command
paraview5.6.0 module load gcc/9.2.0 openmpi/3.1.6 paraview/5.6.0
paraview5.6.0 module load intel/18.0 intelmpi/18.0 paraview/5.6.0

Interactive Sessions through Rivanna’s Web Portal

Interactive sessions of ParaView can be launched through Rivanna’s web portal, Open OnDemand. To launch an instance of ParaView , you will begin by connecting to our Open OnDemand portal. Your ParaView session will run on a Rivanna GPU node. In addition, you need to specify required resources, e.g. time, your Rivanna allocation, etc.. If you are new to Rivanna, you may want to read the Getting Started Guide to learn more about the partitions.

Starting an Interactive Session

  1. Open a web browser and go to URL:
  2. Use your Netbadge credentials to log in. This will open the Open OnDemand web portal.
  3. On the top banner of the Open OnDemand dashboard, click on Interactive Apps.
  4. In the drop-down box, click on ParaView.
  5. After connecting to ParaView through Open OnDemand, a form will appear where you can fill in the resources for ParaView . ParaView supports GPUs and should be run in the GPU partition.
  6. When done filling in the resources, click on the blue Launch button at the bottom of the form. Do not click the button multiple times.
  7. It may take a few minutes for the system to gather the resources for your instance of ParaView . When the resources are ready a Launch ParaView button will appear. Click on the button to start ParaView .

Using ParaView

When ParaView opens in your web browser, it will appear just like the ParaView that you have on your laptop or desktop.

Closing the Interactive Session

When you are done, quit the ParaView application. The interactive session will be closed and the allocated resources will be released.