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Table 2 Comparison of rendering capability of visualization tools.

From: Visualization of protein interaction networks: problems and solutions

  Rendering Graphics Libraries Parallelism
Tools 2D 3D OCL OGL Other MP MC CUDA
Arena3D - - - - - -
AVIS - - - - - - -
BioLayout3D
Cytoscape - - * - * * *
Medusa - - - - - - -
NAViGaTOR -
ONDEX - - - - - - -
Osprey - - - - - - -
Pajek - - - -
PIVOT - - - - - - -
ProViz - - - - -
  1. Rendering is a particular view of a 3D or 2D model that has been converted into a realistic images. It includes basic lighting and more sophisticated effects that simulate shadows, reflection and refraction. Table lists the rendering capability of each tool described in this paper, and gives information regarding the use of specific hardware to perform rendering efficiently. The "*" in the table indicates that this feature is supported through externals plug-in. The table also indicates which graph library is used by each tool (OCG, OGL or other) and if the multiprocessor (MP) multicore (MC) or CUDA parallelism is used.