Research PortalVisualization


Using Compute Canada’s resources and technical expert help, you can easily convert the results of your numerical simulations or your experimental data into engaging images or movies to share with colleagues, to put online, or into a publication. Our technical staff have extensive experience in scientific visualization and visual data analysis, primarily using open-source tools such as ParaView, VisIt, VTK, Blender, VMD, and various Python libraries to work with a wide variety of data types. Large multi-dimensional datasets can be visualized directly on Compute Canada clusters without having to move them to your desktop. We can help you with all stages of visualization, from preparing data in the right format to interactive analysis. For more information, please contact us at
Compute Canada Visualization Working Group
Alex Razoumov, WestGrid (Lead)
Belaid Moa, UVic
Dmitri Rozmanov, U of Calgary
Doug Phillips, U of Calgary
Joey Bernard, UNB
Marcelo Ponce, U of Toronto
Maxime Boissonneault, Laval
Michael Hanlan, Queen’s
Oliver Stueker, Memorial U
Phil Romkey, SMU
Pier-Luc St-Onge, McGill
Tyson Whitehead, Western
Weiguang Guan, McMaster




Visualize This! challenge
In the fall of 2016 Compute Canada launched an exciting visualization competition to raise awareness of the essential role visualization can play in helping researchers explore large datasets to answer important scientific questions. More details of this competition can be found at the Visualize This! page. A video of the winning submission from Allan Rocha, Usman Alim and Julio Daniel Silva (University of Calgary) is shown below.