The visualization team develops and supports tools for visualizing and presenting scientific data generated by users of the LC high-performance computing Center. Team members are experienced in the use of graphics libraries and environments ranging from "turn-key" tools (e.g. EnSight, AVS, Tecplot, VisIt) to visualization libraries (e.g., IDL and OpenGL) to utilities such as plotting packages and image conversion programs. A complete listing of supported graphics software is also available. This includes information about each of the products, how to set up your environment to run the software, documentation pointers, and information on installing a local copy of the software if applicable.


  • Consulting on scientific visualization issues (demos, classes, getting started, visualization advice)
  • Troubleshooting graphics-related problems
  • Maintaining a graphics environment, including software, that is current and consistent across LC computing platforms


  • Creating scientific visualizations using a variety of commercial tools
  • Developing customized visualization applications for end users
  • Providing domain-specific visualization techniques

PowerWall Facilities

Our "PowerWalls" include physically large and high resolution displays, built and maintained by ASC. Two unclassified PowerWalls are located in the Building 453 Armadillo Room (a large projector display) and the Building 451 White Room (a large LED scren). The PowerWalls are used for demonstrations at high-level reviews, press conferences, and visits.


For questions about the visualization hardware and software, contact the LC Hotline at extension 2-4531 or by e-mail to