MegaMol is a cross-platform visualization prototyping framework that was started at the Visualization Research Center of the University of Stuttgart in context of the DFG Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 716. It also includes numerous contributions from the Chair of Computer Graphics and Visualisation of TU Dresden.

MegaMol is the preferred visualization tool of the developers of the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation program ls1 mardyn. It can easily be configured to write native MegaMol file formats.

MegaMol is also used as main development platform for the DFG-GACR project PROLINT at the Big Data Visual Analytics group of the University of Tübingen, which investigates new methods to visualize protein-ligand interactions in MD simulation data.

MegaMol development is and was partially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 716 and as part of the sustainability Project 391302154, by the Intel® Parallel Computing Center program (now Graphics and Visualization Centers of XeLLENCE), the ScaDS Dresden/Leipzig Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions, the ESF program Visual and Interactive Cyber-physical Systems Control and Integration (VICCI), and by BW Stiftung as part of the project Digital Human.


Reproducibility typology and analysis wins IEEE PacificVis 2023 Notes Honorable Mention

Max Franke, Guido Reina, and Steffen Koch received the Best Visualization Notes Honorable Mention Award for their publication Toward Reproducible Visual Analysis Results.

MegaMol wins SciVis contest 2019

Thanks to a concerted effort and the help of domain experts (big thanks to Juhan Frank, Thomas Müller, Patrick Diehl, and Dominic Marcello), we are happy to announce that we managed to win this year’s SciVis contest!

MegaMol at VR Expo 2018

VISUS is part of the VR Expo on the Vaihingen Campus of Uni Stuttgart. You can still drop by and see our VR/AR demos until tomorrow at noon. We have HoloLens demos, VR demos, and, of course, MegaMol running on our Powerwall. You can see the premiere of MegaMol rendering on Stampede2 at TACC with […]

MegaMol at ISC 2018

We are proud to announce MegaMol was part of the Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization Launch! We had a demo running at the Intel booth on the ISC expo floor. The interactive visualization of 34 billion particles was streamed from render nodes located in Oregon, where another Select Solution machine was prepared to balance […]

MegaMol showcase integrating SDVis at SC’17

We had a live MegaMol demo running the integrated OSPRay at the Intel booth of Supercomputing 2017. It showed a fluid simulation by our project partners Matthias Heinen and Prof. Jadran Vrabec from the Chair of Thermodynamics and Energy Technology at the University of Paderborn.

VISUS is now officially an Intel® Parallel Computing Center!

VISUS has recently been funded as the first Intel® PCC for Visualization in Europe!