About ParaView

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Large Data Visualization Made Easier with ParaView

ParaView is the world’s leading open source post-processing visualization engine. It integrates with your existing tools and workflows, allowing you to build visualizations to analyze data quickly. With its open, flexible, and intuitive user interface, you can analyze extremely large datasets interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing.

From Laptops to Supercomputers

ParaView was designed to run on anything from laptops to supercomputers, so you can analyze small datasets all the way up to exascale datasets. ParaView runs on:

Platforms

Linux
macOS
Windows

Architectures

Intel
AMD
ARM
NVIDIA
POWER ISA

Supercomputers

Summit
Frontier (early access)
Cori
Perlmutter
Trinity

Flexibility Powered By VTK

Designed as both an application framework and a turn-key application, ParaView is coded so all of its components are reusable. Developers can quickly create applications with specific functionality for a particular problem domain. Under the hood, ParaView uses the Visualization Toolkit (VTK) as the data processing and rendering engine and has a user interface written using Qt®.

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The History of ParaView

Since 2002, ParaView has been trusted by many of the world’s leading scientific computing companies.

The project to create ParaView started as a collaborative effort between Kitware and Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2000. Since the beginning of the project, Kitware has also successfully collaborated with Sandia, the Army Research Laboratory, and various other academic and government institutions and commercial partners to continue development. We continually release new updates and provide support to organizations who are looking to customize the platform. If you would like to learn more about how you can use ParaView, visit the Solutions page.