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IT Services : High Performance Computing

Visualisation - Batch Jobs

Use Case

You may wish to do offline batch rendering, i.e. use the capabilities of a node to render data to a suitable output image or video for later viewing.

Usage etiquette indicates that normally for such off-line use you should use a compute node when possible. For rendering that requires an X Windows server then you can start up a dummy X Windows server to use by prepending commands with xvfb-run.