Jean Zay, pre-/post-processing: VisIt


VisIt is a software of scientific data visualisation in 2D and 3D. It accepts structured and unstructured meshes, and particle flows.

Installed version

  • VisIt 3.0.2, parallel binary version
  • VisIt 2.13.0, parallel version compiled with the gcc/9.1.0 and intel-mpi/19.0.4 environment


The product VisIt may be accessed with the module command.

module avail visit
visit/2.13.0-mpi  visit/3.0.2-mpi

Version 3.0.2 is loaded by default when entering « module load visit ».

Version 2.13.0 can only be used with an environment mixing gcc/9.1.0 with intel-mpi/19.0.4 as is shown in the output of the subcommand display of module:

module display visit/2.13.0-mpi
module-whatis   {VisIt is an Open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and
 analysis tool.}
prereq          gcc/9.1.0
conflict        visit
Available software environment(s):
- gcc/9.1.0 intel-mpi/19.0.4
If you wish to use this module with another software environment,
please contact the support team.

To use VisIt, you simply need to load the corresponding module:

$ module load visit
Loading visit/2.13.0-mpi
  Loading requirement: gcc/9.1.0 intel-mpi/19.0.4
$ module list
Currently Loaded Modulefiles:
 1) gcc/9.1.0   2) intel-mpi/19.0.4   3) visit/2.13.0-mpi