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Connecting Fortran with VTK - the MPI way

Posted May 24, 2019 at 12:12 by sbaffini

I wrote a little couple of programs, respectively in Fortran and C++, as a proof of concept for connecting a Fortran program to a sort of visualization server based on VTK. The nice thing is that it uses MPI for the connection, so on the Fortran side nothing new and scary.

The code (you can find it at https://github.com/plampite/vtkForMPI) and the idea strongly predate a similar example in Using Advanced MPI by W. Gropp et al., but makes it more concrete by adding actual visualization based on VTK.

Of course, this is just a proof of concept, and nothing really interesting is really visualized (just a cylinder with parameters passed from Fortran side), but it is intended as an example to adapt to particular use cases (the VTK itself is taken from https://lorensen.github.io/VTKExamples/site/, where a lot of additional examples are present).
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