From: John Stone (
Date: Fri May 03 2013 - 15:43:02 CDT

  I'm out of the country teachng a GPU workshop
and my hotel email access has been sporadic and laggy
(just froze for 5 min while trying to write this) so I apologize
for the delay...

Trajectory animation is the hardest scenario for a network-interconnected
display wall like yours. I do have some Tcl scripts somewhere to allow
the sort of parallelized wall display mode you're asking about, but
I will have to dig them up when I get home next week. Send me a ping
next Wednesday to remind me and I'll see if I can send you some
example code you can try out.

  John Stone

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 09:08:06AM +0100, John Hodrien wrote:
> Are there any general tips for running VMD for clustered visualisation?
> I have a 7 machine x 4 monitor linux display wall, that I want to run VMD
> on.
> I've currently run it with Chromium, but over gigabit ethernet, the
> performance while animating is not quite as good as I'd like. For a static
> frame with display lists enabled the performance is fine.
> How do I most easily run this such that I have a VMD instance running per
> machine, with a single interface to control all 7?
> Many thanks for any pointers,
> jh

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