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  Neptun VisPC module
Express 7.2 7.2 express
mpepst 7.1 7.1 mpepst
Covise 6.3 6.3 covise
EnSight 8.2.6(g) 9.0 CEI
GRADS 2.0.a7.1 - grads
Paraview 6.3 - paraview
Tecplot 360 2010 - tecplot
Visit 1.12.1 1.12.1 visit

Graphic users have the possibility to use our 3D stereo lab in room TRE201.

Here, the output of 4 graphic cards ATI FireGI 3750 in the partition Neptun can directly be used to generate stereo output.

Furthermore, there is a visualization workstation (VisPC) available at Linux with 16 GB main memory and 2 graphic cards Nvidia 5600.


AVS/Express is a data visualization tool with a graphical application development environment. It consists of a variety of moduls, which run as separate processes. In the Visualization and the Developer Edition every module is restricted to one processor.

The Parallel Edition includes parallelized modules and enables distributed computation. The Multipipe Edition allows passive 3d-stereo viewing. In our implementation the Parallel and the Multipipe Edition are combined, but the stereo-facility can only be used locally in the 3D-Lab TRE 202.


COVISE is a Collaborative Visualization and Simulation Environment. It allows distributed work between networked computers. The software is extendable by own moduls.


EnSight is a complete visualization solution for structural analysis problems, including thermal, vibration, acoustic, and mechanical.

Please note: The installed version is the last one which supports IA64. You can use it with Altix either in Software Rendering only or in a client server mode.


The Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS) is an interactive desktop tool that is used for easy access, manipulation, and visualization of earth science data.


Paraview is an open-source software for data analysis and visualization, especially for large datasets, which runs on distributed and shared memory parallel and single processor systems. javascript:void(0)

Tecplot 360

Tecplot 360 is a numerical simulation and CFD visualization software.

There are some problems with clients using Ubuntu 10.04. The main frame won't be visible while the gnome visible effects are enabled. There are two ways to fix this problem.
  1. The visible effects should be disabled in the gnome background preferences (be careful - in some cases the re-enabling doesn't work)
  2. Use the following workaround
    • use an own virtual desktop for tecplot
    • choose black as the background color for this virtual desktop
    • start the application with the following flag
  tec360 -mesa


VisIt is a free interactive parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for viewing scientific data.

For further information please contact Bernd Hetze (, Horst Kohlschmidt ( - Phone: 35038