Check GPU Utilization

Hello everyone

I’m using the precompiled binary “ParaView-5.7.0-RC4-MPI-Linux-Python3.7-64bit” from the website on a virtual machine with Ubuntu 18.04 in Azure. The Nvidia GRID driver is installed and paraview does work.

At the startup of ParaView it also shows me that the GPUs are recognized:


But i’m unsure if ParaView actually uses my GPUs because ParaView is not in the list of processes using the GPUs when I run “nvidia-smi”. Also the utilization is always 0% even if a large model is loaded and moved around in the render view.

The performance is also not as good as i hoped. This made me thinking if something is not correctly set up.

Thank you in advance

What do you have in Help -> About dialog ?

Does OpenGL Version: Mesa means it is using software rendering? This is not supposed to happen with a GPU available right?


That’s exactly what it means. what is the output of glxinfo ?

Does this output give you the information you were looking for?

Edit: Attached is a more verbose outputlog.glxinfo (63.3 KB)

Yes, you computer is not configured to use your GPU.
You need to install your GPU driver.
This issue is not related to ParaView.

Thank you for the information. I will contact the hardware supplier (Azure).