Avizo Guide

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Avizo GUI

In order to launch the Avizo graphical user interface, you must first connect to the cluster using x2go, as documented here. These instructions will launch you directly into an interactive session (fisbatch). You then need to load the necessary modules for Avizo:

module load gstreamer/0.10.36 glib/2.49.4 avizo/9.2.0

And then run the Avizo executable:

Avizo

There are sample projects which can be loaded from the directory /apps2/avizo/9.2.0/share/demo.

Avizo on GPUs

In order to use GPUs with Avizo, you need to make sure that fisbatch connects to one of the GPU nodes. In order to do so, edit your x2go session preferences to connect to Single application: Terminal. Then, once you are connected to a session, launch fisbatch with the arguments below to connect to a GPU node:

fisbatch --partition=gpu --gres=gpu:1 

This command will create an interactive session on one of the GPU nodes, with access to a single GPU. You can change the last parameter to --gres=gpu:2 to request two GPU cards. Please note that there are a limited number of GPU nodes, so you may have to wait for your interactive session to begin.

Then, load the modules required for GPUs and Avizo:

module load cuda/7.5 gstreamer/0.10.36 glib/2.49.4 avizo/9.2.0

And then run the Avizo executable:

Avizo

There are sample projects which can be loaded from the directory /apps2/avizo/9.2.0/share/demo.