Livermore scientists and collaborators accomplish three-dimensional, high-resolution simulations of whole-body blood flow on 1,572,864 cores of Blue Gene/Q, also known as Sequoia. Blood flow simulations of hemodynamics in the systemic arterial tree can potentially have a tremendous impact on the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from vascular disease.

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.

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.

This page lists available online tutorials related to parallel programming and using LC's HPC systems.

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.