MPI Mandel switch

Andrew Shewmaker shewa at
Thu May 9 08:43:57 PDT 2002

On Wed, 8 May 2002 20:38:14 -0400 (EDT)
Donald Becker <becker at> wrote:

> > Also, I have asked before and gotten some scattered answers:  What are some
> > simple to configure graphical programs that I can run on my cluster?  A
> > raytracer, rederer, anything with a nice graphic output.  The fractal
> > renderer is cool but....
> Povray is the usual answer.  Anyone else?

Rocketeer Voyager is a batch mode visualizer that uses MPI.  You can download 
executables for Solaris, Linux, and MS Windows, but not the source code.

Another is MOUSE, used for finite volume computations on unstructured grids.  It isn't 
clear to me that their cluster version is ready although they say they produced their 
particle loaded gas flow example with a cluster.

I would also look at CUMULVS from the folks at ORNL that developed PVM.

Scilab ( claims to use PVM, but I have not 
tried it out yet.

Here is a tutorial on parallel visualization with OpenDX.  Since it is a learning 
exercise you are asked to write some code, but I'm sure that the author would be 
willing to give you something to demo.

I hope this helps,

Andrew Shewmaker

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