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Data Visualization Workshop Coming to UBC Okanagan on JAN 24

On January 24, WestGrid's Training and Visualization Coordinator, Alex Razoumov, will host a free workshop at the University of British Columbia Okanagan that explores how to visualize large datasets on remote high-performance computing (HPC) clusters. 

Wednesday, January 24
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Delivered as a full-day, hands-on session, the topics covered include:

  • running ParaView in client-server mode
  • running batch rendering jobs
  • recommendations on running on cluster GPUs vs multiple CPUs
  • handling and loading of multi-GB datasets
  • writing and debugging of ParaView Python scripts
  • advanced animation techniques that could be useful with both remote and desktop rendering

Session Requirements:

  • This workshop will feature interactive hands-on exercises, so you will need to bring a laptop and power cord you can use during the session.
  • You must have a Compute Canada account to participate in the exercises and log in into the Cedar and Graham computing clusters: You can register for free a Compute Canada account here:
  • Prior to the event, please install ParaView 5.3.x (where 'x' could be anything) on the laptop you will be using for the session. To install ParaView, click here to visit the ParaView website and choose v5.3 from the 'Version' dropdown menu on that page (located under 'Get the software').

Other Notes:

  • Extensive experience with ParaView is not required. Some prior knowledge of ParaView's GUI will be assumed, however, the session will start slowly and the content and pace of the session will be adjusted according to the audience's ParaView experience level.

More Information:

If you have questions or would like more information about this session, contact Alex Razoumov by email: