recommended tests/examples to validate HPC installation, especially rendering


I want to run some ParaView and Catalyst2 tests and examples to validate a ParaView installation on a cluster*. In particular I want to test rendering.

What would you all recommend?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

  • a really really big and new cluster

Hi dave,

Starting in paraview 5.10, you can use the HPC benchmarks and validation suite.

pvpython -m paraview.tests -o /tmp/resultsdir


(Coming from )
Unfortunately, pvpython fails with the same error message:

$ pvpython -m paraview.tests -o /tmp/resultsdir
Attempting to use an MPI routine before initializing MPICH
$ ll /tmp/resultsdir
ls: /tmp/resultsdir: No such file or directory