Since virtually all computers have at least 2, rather 4 or even more cores, it would be great to be able to utilize them.
For now, I haven't found a way to to postprocess OpenFOAM data or StarCD data in parallel on one machine and gain a speed-up. (infact, setup via "mpirun -np2 pvserver" decreased performance to 0.5x). I have read that the "not-legacy" VTK reader is parallel, so could there be at least a converter from old-VTK to new VTK? (if the reader is the problem)25 votes
Paraview operates/implements a client-server paradigm. This suggests that it may be possible for an external (e.g. C++ application) to communicate with a running instance of Paraview, by sending it commands (e.g. open legacy VTK file) via the port attached to the server. Such a feature would be ideal for:
- debugging programs that output VTK data.
- automatically loading or unloading data to Paraview e.g. at the end of a smilation13 votes
We are working on this feature as well as the ability to linking the ParaView engine with the simulation (aka co-processing or in-situ processing)
Now that OSPRay rendering seems to turn out really well, it would be really a plus if it could be added also the option to active material rendering (like metal, glass, plastic, etc.) on surfaces, instead of simple solid colors.3 votes
This is under development for 5.5.
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