The ELvis remote visualization cluster provides high-end GPU rendering capabilities for performing (interactive) visualization of large datasets. These datasets can be stored on SURFsara HPC systems (e.g. simulation output from a compute job on Cartesius) or can be uploaded to the cluster as well. The user runs his/her visualization application on the ELvis nodes at SURFsara instead of on their local desktop machine.
This has a number of advantages:
Note that the RVS cluster is meant for providing interactive GPU-accelerated visualization, not for performing batch-oriented GPU-accelerated computations.
Using the remote visualization service more or less follows the following workflow: