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First you need to decide on the version of the software you want to use. Use

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module avail paraview

to check what versions are available. We normally recommend using the latest version available. For example, to load the 4.3.1 version of ParaView use

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module load paraview/4.3.1

For more details on using modules see our modules help guide.

If you want to use several CPUs to do the rendering we recommend the following procedure:

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# 1) Start an interactive PBS job, for example like this:

qsub -I -X -lwalltime=2:00:00,mem=30GB,ncpus=16

# wait for a prompt. This may take some time when raijin is busy. You may want to use express queue.

# When the prompt appears, 

module load paraview/4.3.1
cd your-working-directory

# 2) Start pvserver

mpirun pvserver &

# wait for the pvserver to print "Waiting for connection" or a similar message

# 3) Work with paraview.

paraview

# This should start paraview X-window. 

# In the paraview X-window, go to the file menu and click connect. The "connected" message should appear in the original ssh window.
# In the paraview X-window, go to the file menu choose a file to open and then work as you normally would.
# Note that this approach will open an additional empty 16 windows, just ignore them
# If you need to use more than 16 CPUs, the first two steps will look differently. For example, for 128 CPUs:

# 1) 

qsub -I -X -lwalltime=2:00:00,mem=250GB,ncpus=128

# wait for a prompt. This may take some time when raijin is busy. You may want to use express queue.

# When the prompt appears, 

module load paraview/4.3.1
cd your-working-directory

# 2) Start pvserver

mpirun /apps/paraview/4.3.1a/bin/pvserver &

# This command with start pvserver build with OSMesa. Continue with paraview as above.