I am a developer of a parallel CFD code and I am using Exodus II format for my outputs (e.g. in files output.e.0000 to output.e.__n).
I have certain variables that are partition-specific and I would like to visualize them as well. For example, I would like to plot the MPI wait times in each partition to guide a more balanced domain decomposition. I tried using the “Global Variables” option in Exodus and write these partition specific variables in each of the exodus files in the series. However, when I load the file series in ParaView (I am using v4.3.0) and plot this global variable, only the value from the first partition (output.e.0000) is used for the entire domain. Is this a bug or the intended behavior?
I could store these partition-specific variables as element/node level data but that seems like lot of overhead. Any guidance is much appreciated.
Thank you very much!