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A Collaborative and Distributed Software Environment for High-Performance Simulation and Visualization

COVISE, the COllaborative VIsualization and Simulation Environment is an extensible distributed software environment to integrate supercomputer-based simulations, postprocessing and collaborative visualization functionalities in a seamless manner.COVISE applications are composed of several tasks which are modeled as operating system processes.Work flows can spread across different machines.COVISE allows several users to work in a collaborative synchronized session, both on desktop systems and with OpenCOVER in immersive virtual environments.The development of COVISE was initiated in European Community funded projects in cooperation with industry.The basic architecture and most of the application modules have been developed at the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) continuously since 1993.The figure shows a COVISE session in which the waterflow in the inlet building of a hydroelectric power station is analyzed. The visual application builder can be seen on the left. The visualization of the simulation data is shown below right.COVISE is free for academic users.

Supported Platforms

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • CRAY Supercomputers
  • NEC SX Series


Dr. Uwe Wössner
Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Universität Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49-711-685-65790 and +49-711-685-65970
Fax: +49-711-682-357