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

Large displays

LC maintains large displays for high-level reviews, press conferences, visits, and scientific presentations showcasing LC users' data. These displays are built and maintained by ASC and include, on the unclassified side, a large projector display in the Building 453 Armadillo Room and a large LED screen in the Building 451 White Room.


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