Research Projects: HIPerSpace

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Project Name HIPerSpace-OptIPortal
Team Members Falko Kuester, Kai-Uwe Doerr, So Yamaoka; Daniel Knoblauch; Jason Kimball; Kevin Ponto; Tung-Ju Hsieh, Tom DeFanti, Greg Dawe, Larry Smarr and Stephen Jenks
Project Sponsor California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), The Jacobs School of Engineering (JSoE), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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The Highly Interactive Parallelized Display Space project (HIPerSpace) is brought to you by the creators of HIPerWall. HIPerSpace is the next generation concept for ultra-high resolution distributed display systems that can scale into the billions of pixels, providing unprecedented high-capacity visualization capabilities to experimental and theoretical researchers.

System Specifications

By the Numbers

  • Number of tiles: 55 (fully supported in networked configuration)
  • Display resolution: 28,160 x 8,000 pixels, 225,280,000 pixels total
  • Number of display nodes: 15
  • Control and development nodes: 3
  • HIPerWall connectivity: 430,080,000 pixels resolution in distributed configuration


  • 18 Dell XPS710 with nVIDIA Quadro FX5600s
  • 56 Dell 3007WFP-HC, 30” Displays
  • 2 24=port SMC switches with 10Gb uplink

Operating System

  • ROCKS/Linux


This research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the Jacobs School of Engineering (JSoE).


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