Sunday, September 16, 2007

Carl Draper's is cooler.

Innovative Visualization System: The Hyperwall

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The hyperwall is a seven-by-seven cluster of flat panel screens, each mounted on a customdesigned rack. Each of the 49 screens is driven by its own dual-processor computer with high-end graphics card. Unlike large projection systems that must coordinate separate machines to tile images, the hyperwall allows each computer to process and display its own data. This essential difference enables researchers to harness that computer power and provides flexibility in displaying large data sets
Each screen can be adjusted individually or by column or row to accommodate different viewing requirements and distances.

... In addition, it makes effective use of computing resources by offering a high-bandwidth connection to NASA's Columbia supercomputer, and enables scientists to see results of calculations in real time.