Release Update

SCICHART™ High Performance WPF Silverlight Charting has now been released! See the product website with demos and pricing over at

In a previous article, we discussed SciChart - a Fast WPF / Silverlight Financial and Scientific Chart. The goal of SciChart is to provide an ultra high performance Silverlight and WPF charts for medical, scientific and financial applications. We set ourselves the goal of rendering 100,000 points in under 50ms to allow rendering of large datasets at interactive framerates. This has been accomplished and can be seen in the following performance demo. We've noted that a limitation of the WPF retained mode rendering pipeline is that it is not suited to large and frequent updates. For this, we require an immediate mode rendering pipeline.

SciChart v1.0 Technology Preview

SciChart bypasses the retained mode rendering pipeline for much of its drawing. The performance difference when using immediate mode rendering is staggering. The SciChart Performance demo is able to render datasets of 100,000 points at 30 FPS. SciChart also uses bespoke resampling algorithms and virtualization to ensure that only what you see is rendered.

So, without further ado, please check out the demonstration. This requires Silverlight 5 to run.

SciChart © 2011 ABT Software Services is a work in progress but will be released for commercial use in Q1 2012. To register your interest in the SciChart, or if you have questions or suggestions, please Contact Us or Register for email updates.