After several years of haphazard incremental updates to the code and the old AViz website,
several steps have been taken to extend its avaliability.
Until now all AViz development was done by either postdocs,
graduate students or undergraduate project students, with help from Joan Adler
and Amihai Silverman (Technion systems administrator) as needed. Now its
development and integration with other codes has become part of SimPhoNy.
The code has been ported to Github by Nathan Franklin of IWM, and he is
updating it to Qt4.
The AViz Listserv has been reopened and is located at:
Joan Adler has created a new website for AViz with additional introductory material, which will have full installation instructions being prepared by Amihai Silverman. This website is on a new server (phony1.technion.ac.il) dedicated to the SimPhoNy project.
We also have phony2(RedHat) for wrapper and WP4.1 development,
phony3 for ubuntu testing and phony4 for Windows and cygwin development.
We can open phony2 to outside the Technion by request to specific ips. There are 8 dedicated 16 core processors for WP4.1 as well.
As well as the current version for several flavours of LINUX,
we are going in several development directions including (developer name in brackets):
- Porting to cygwin and to windows - a windows/cygwin computer (phony4.technion.ac.il) has been purchased for this (Jeremy Rutman).
- An organised msql database of lattice coordinates for diverse lattices (Bastien Grosso and Samer Nasser).
- A WebGL visualization code for percolation systems with database (Liran Sharir). This runs interactively on LINUX, Windows, tablets and smartphones. Two dimensions is complete, three dimensions in progress. It also has an msql database included.
- In addition to the analglyphic stereo (Dan Peled and Amihai Silverman) and an older stereo version at Juelich (Herwig Zilken) we are exploring (Jeremy Rutman) an OCULUS
stereo version, already working on the WebGL percolation site.
Unlike AViz, the percolation site also includes the sample development and like AViz it can view readymade xyz files for example, click here.
We plan to extend
its viewing techniques to AViz.
Left: IIT group in November -
Back row:(l to r) Liran Sharir (project on WebGL), Michael Kislev (project on nanotube supports),
Tzipora Montag (MSc, experimentalist), Joan Adler, Amihai Silverman (co-supervisor of Omri H.).
Front row:(l to r) Lilach Saltoun (project on surface tension), Omri Adler (MSc, width analysis), Omri Harosh (project, LAMMPS/AViz).
Right: original Aviz group at the beach - in Haifa. Adham is on the left.
Technion physics computer staff Riva Kraizelman and Yan Katz are providing system support for the phony computers and the databases.