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Iceberg reaches end-of-life on 30th November 2020. If you are running jobs on Iceberg then you need to take urgent action to ensure that your jobs/scripts will run on ShARC or Bessemer. If you have never used ShARC or Bessemer then now is the time to test your scripts. Not all software on Iceberg is available on ShARC/Bessemer.

povray

The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, Free Software tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. The source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports.

Interactive Usage

After connecting to iceberg (see Establishing a SSH connection), start an interactive session with the qsh or qrsh command. The latest version of povray (currently 3.7) is made available with the command

module load apps/gcc/5.2/povray

Alternatively, you can load a specific version with

module load apps/gcc/5.2/povray/3.7

This command makes the povray binary available to your session. It also loads version 5.2 of the gcc compiler environment since gcc 5.2 was used to compile povray 3.7.

You can now run povray. For example, to confirm the version loaded

povray --version

and to get help

povray --help

Documentation

Once you have made povray available to the system using the module command above, you can read the man pages by typing

man povray

Installation notes

povray 3.7.0 was installed using gcc 5.2 using the following script

Testing

The test suite was executed

make check

All tests passed.

Modulefile

  • The module file is on the system at /usr/local/modulefiles/apps/gcc/5.2/povray/3.7

  • The module file is on github.