Maestro for the SGI IRIX 6.5.x operating system

Ported by Rupert Scammell

About Maestro

Maestro is a Java application used to visualize imagery and science data returned by the 2004 Mars Exploration Rovers Mission . The software is co-developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the California Institute of Technology, and is a public version of the Science Activity Planner (SAP) tool used by the Mars Rover mission team. This port allows the software to be installed and run successfully under the SGI IRIX 6.5.x operating system. The port has been confirmed tested on SGI Octane workstations, as well as multi-processor SGI Onyx systems.

Obtaining Maestro for IRIX

Maestro for IRIX: Maestro-IRIX.tar.gz.
Read the Maestro for IRIX release notes

Maestro for IRIX in the News

NASA Ames running Maestro for IRIX

January 29, 2004: The NASA Ames Mars Center is running the IRIX port of Maestro on an 8-CPU @ 700Mhz Onyx 3000 supercomputer with 16Gb of RAM, and 3-IR4 pipes, using three 6x8' rear projected cube displays. They plan to display Maestro on a 16x40' parabolic display screen in the near future. Thanks to Wayne Vieira at SGI Federal for the news.

NASA Ames' use of SGI products at their Mars Center is discussed at length in this SGI press release.

Maestro for IRIX tested at Simon Fraser University

Maestro for IRIX has undergone a successful test run on a multi-processor Onyx supercomputer at the Simon Fraser University Department of Bioinformatics. Pictures of the application running on dual 6x8' RAVE Fakespace displays can be seen below:

Image credit: Edward Glen / Simon Fraser University

Getting more information

More information about the Maestro software, as well as updated datasets, and technical support, may be obtained from

Last updated Thu Jul 8 05:29:32 BST 2004