The SM Tools are a set of tools developed to create and edit streaming movie files (sm).

RasMol is a molecular graphics program intended for the visualization of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules.

mpiP is a lightweight profiling library for MPI applications. Because it only collects statistical information about MPI functions, mpiP generates considerably less overhead and much less data than tracing tools. All the information captured by mpiP is task-local. It only uses communication during report generation, typically at the end of the experiment, to merge results from all of the tasks into one output file.

TAU (Tuning and Analysis Utilities) is a comprehensive profiling and tracing toolkit for performance analysis of parallel programs written in Fortran, C, C++, Java, and Python. It is capable of gathering performance information through instrumentation of functions, methods, basic blocks, and statements. All C++ language features are supported including templates and namespaces.

The Blockbuster high-resolution movie player displays very large images and movies on cluster displays. Blockbuster can take a movie with high resolution and many frames (e.g., 4000 x 3000 pixels and 10,000 frames) and play this efficiently on a display cluster.


IDL (Interactive Data Language) is the trusted scientific programming language used across disciplines to extract meaningful visualizations from complex numerical data. IDL's interactive, high-level language can help you interpret your data, expedite discoveries, and deliver powerful applications to market.

Useful introductory information on LC's software environment is presented in the Software and Development Environment section of the Introduction to Livermore Computing Resources, or the Linux Clusters Overview for system-specific information.

The RADIUSS project is building a robust, well-maintained, supported software stack for application teams on next-generation architectures.

ParaView is an open-source, multiplatform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques.