ParaView OLCF Tutorial 2022

September 15, 2022

ParaView OLCF Tutorial 2022 #

Kenneth Moreland, Oak Ridge National Laboratory1

This tutorial covers using ParaView to process data at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). In particular, we focus on running ParaView on the Andes HPC system. In this tutorial, we cover connecting an interactive session to Andes, performing several visualization operations on data characteristic of that analyzed at OLCF, and setting up automated batch processing. Although the particulars of this tutorial focus on Andes, the procedure is similar for other HPC systems.

Prerequisites #

To get the most out of this tutorial, it will be helpful for participants to have a basic knowledge of accessing OLCF resources. In particular, participants should know the basics of logging into the login node and submitting a job to Andes (or some equivalent HPC system).

It will also be helpful to have some basic knowledge on the use of ParaView. This tutorial will explain how to get started for those completely new to ParaView, but a small amount of familiarity with ParaView will go a long way in understanding the exercises.

Ready, Set, Go #

This tutorial is divided into 5 sections, which you can easily navigate with the left and right sidebars.

  1. Getting Started
  2. Connecting to Andes
  3. Asteroid Impact
  4. Particle Data
  5. Batch Processing

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  1. This research used resources of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725.

    This work was partially supported by the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program in the U.S. Department of Energy under grant number DE-FE0031880. ↩︎