Welcome to VisNow

VisNow is a generic visualization framework in Java technology, developed by Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at University of Warsaw.
It is a modular data flow driven platform enabling users to create schemes for data visualization, visual analysis, data processing and simple simulations. Motivated by 'Read and Watch' idea, VisNow shows the data as soon and fast as possible giving further opportunity for processing and more in-depth visualization. In a few steps it can create professional images and movies as well as discover unknown information hidden in datasets.

VisNow, not trying to be yet another visualization tool, is targeted at overcoming the drawbacks of other similar software platforms. It is subject to the following keynotes:

  • Clear and legible desktop
  • Network creation support
  • Multifunctional modules
  • Module-Object-Interface connection


VisNow was partially supported by "OCEAN - Open Centre for Data Analysis" project, co-funded within the European Regional Development Fund under the Innovative Economy Operational Programme


Visualization in Practice Workshop @ IEEE VIS 2016 conference in Baltimore

Monday, 24 October 2016

VisNow and JSciC are presented in poster session of the "Workshop on Visualization in Practice: Open Source Visualization and Visual Analytics Software" within the IEEE VIS 2016 Conference in Baltimore, US. "A Java alternative to open source visualization - VisNow" and "Java Scientific Containers - an open source generic large data library for visualization applications" give a story on our software and libraries as a potential alternative to other generic visualization platforms and VTK standard.


VisNow v1.3-Beta available

Friday, 14 October 2016

VisNow Pro v1.3-Beta is now available for download as a generic installer. Go to downloads page and scroll to the bottom to find pre relase builds.
You'll discover few new high level modules (e.g. flow visualization) and for the firs time - support for physical units, especially in component calculator!
Final release of v1.3 is coming this year.


Scientific visualization tutorial for young scientists

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Academy of Young Scientists of the Polish Academy of Sciences implemented the next "Young Talens Forge" school last weekend. The participants had the oportunity to use VisNow to learn on best practices in scientific visualization on real world case studies. See http://kmtamu.pl/ for more details on the school.


Graphics designers meet scientific visualization

Monday, 25 April 2016

FestDesign16 design&science conference took place at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice 22-23 April 2016. The main purpose of the conference was to bring together the scientists and designers to start the discussion on collaboration needs. Visualization is the central point of that discussion. Tutorial on scientific visualization for designers and scientists was based on VisNow software with amazing visual results.


Remote visualization platform with VisNow

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

HPC infrastructure at ICM UW just enriched with integrated remote visualization platform. Dedicated visualization servers are running on Nvidia GRID K2 and M6000 video cards. NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and EngineFrame portal provide the middleware for remote desktop. VisNow provides user friendly visualization on server side with direct acces to HPC filesystems. Running generic large scale visualization on big datasets was never such easy.


VisNow powering large scale visualization on video wall

Wednesday, 21 December 2015

Need more details and interactive performance in your large scale visualizations? VisNow was just tested on the 8K (7704x4338) 220-inch LCD video wall at ICM UW. 3D graphics was running on 48-cores, 1TB RAM, 4 Nvidia M6000 GPUs server in real-time full resolution interactive workflow.


Numerical weather forecast data visualization

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Meteo Vis 4D is an interactive visualization tool designed for 4D analysis of numerical weather forecasts datasets withing the OCEAN project. VisNow was used as a basis platform for end-user application development. Just use the out-of-the-box VisNow modules, and combine them in a standalone dedicated analytics tool. Soon, the forecasters will be given the opportunity to work with terabytes of simulation outcomes with interactive remote visualization.


VisNow sources moved to GitLab

Thursday, 30 July 2015

We have just started the migration of all VisNow and VisNow related codes to GitLab. Now all the active development sources of VIsNow, JSciC, JLargeArrays and VisNow plugins are available for your access using GIT. Check out the development page or VisLab group at https://gitlab.com/ICM-VisLab for more details.


VisNow v1.2 available

Monday, 25 May 2015

VisNow v1.2 in version Pro is available for download NOW! Go to download section to get the installers for Linux, Windows or Mac OS X.

VisNow Pro is the extended version with full functionality. We no longer follow the Simple version in the previous form - soon you'll get a fully reorganized and even more simplified version. In meantime - take advantage of the new VisNow v1.2-Pro!


Article in A*STAR Powering Discoveries!

Friday, 15 May 2015

An article entitled "VisNow Workshop and Visualization Wall" was published recently in "Powering Discoveries!" (Volume 8, issue 4, page 11) - a publication of the Institute Of high Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore. It summarizes the A*CRC workshop and the commissioning event where VisNow was enpowered by the high-resolution video wall. The publication can be downloaded here.


VisNow at HPC Advisory Council

Thursday, 26 March 2015

End on March was a time of HPC Advisory Council Conference 2015 that was taking place in Lugano (Switzerland). The event was focused on High-Performance Computing essentials, new developments, emerging technologies and best practices in computational sciences. VisNow found its place at the conference in the presentation of Maciej Remiszewski, giving a talk on Addressing Challenges of Data-intensive Research from ICM UW perspective. You can watch his whole presentation here.


New VisNow users trained

Friday, 19 December 2014

"Advanced visualization with VIsNow" - a recent hands-on training that took place at ICM on 17-18 December 2014 was a next step towards popularisation of VisNow. The training was given by Visual Analysis Lab team and was addressed to High Performance Computing centre users and scientific communities. VisNow was given a warm welcome and new scinetists are anxious to use its capabilities in their work. We're looking forward to the results.


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