VisIt installations at NSC

Directory list:

2.6.0 VisIt version 2.6.0.
2.7.1 VisIt version 2.7.1.

Level of support

Tier 3 NSC will not be able to help you much with this program, either because we lack the in-house experience, or because it is a test installation. In general, these types of installations are untested, and will not be updated unless you send a request to NSC.

Please see the page describing our software support categories for more information.
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VisIt is a interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data on Unix and PC platforms. Users can quickly generate visualizations from their data, animate them through time, manipulate them, and save the resulting images for presentations. VisIt contains a rich set of visualization features so that you can view your data in a variety of ways. It can be used to visualize scalar and vector fields defined on two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) structured and unstructured meshes. VisIt was designed to handle very large data set sizes in the terascale range and yet can also handle small data sets in the kilobyte range.

See the VisIt webpages for detailed documentation.

How to run

Load the VisIt module corresponding to the version you want to use, e.g.

module load visit/2.6.0

This will add the ‘visit’ command to your search path and also sets the environment variable $VISIT_DIR to point to the root of the visit folder tree (e.g. /software/apps/visit/2.6.0/).

To run visit interactively, allocate a compute node for interactive use and then run the ‘visit’ command. e.g.

interactive -N1 --exclusive -t 01:00:00
module load visit/2.6.0

Running using ThinLinc

NSC recommends that the visit software is run using ThinLinc access to triolith. For information on how to use ThinLinc please see: