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 Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) are an open source collection of about 60 tools for manipulating geographic and Cartesian data sets (including filtering, trend fitting, gridding, projecting, etc.) and producing Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots via contour maps to artificially illuminated surfaces and 3-D perspective views.

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.


VMD (Visual Molecular Dynamics) is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting.

Tecplot 360 is visualization software with a complete suite of XY, 2D, 3D and animation capabilities for visualizing simulation data.

VAPOR is the Visualization and Analysis Platform for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Solar Researchers. It provides an interactive 3D visualization environment that can also produce animations and still frame images.

Gnuplot is a command-driven interactive function and data plotting program for 2D and 3D graphics.

Grace is a WYSIWYG 2D plotting tool for the X Window System and M*tif. Grace is the successor to ACE/gr, also known as Xmgr.

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