Research Projects: HIPerSpace
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. HIPerSpace has held the distinction of the "World's Highest Resolution Display" since it was first introduced in 2006, taking the top spot previously held by HIPerWall, which held it since 2005. HIPerSpace has served as the baseline system for nearly all OptIPortals that have been deployed since the end of 2006, i.e. it is the godfather of most high-resolution multi-tile walls that have emerged recently, most of which are being developed as nearly identical carbon copies. HIPerSpace is being powered by our cluster graphics library and cluster management framework, called CGLX.
By the Numbers
- Number of tiles: 70 (fully supported in networked configuration)
- Display resolution: 35,840 x 8,000 pixels, 286,720,000 pixels total
- Number of display nodes: 18
- Control and development nodes: 3
- HIPerWall connectivity: 491,520,000 pixels resolution in distributed configuration
- 18 Dell XPS710 with nVIDIA Quadro FX5600s
- 72 Dell 3007WFP-HC, 30” Displays
- 2 24-port SMC switches with 10Gb uplink
The Top Five Highest Resolution Multi-Tile Displays
- HIPerSpace: 286,720,00 pixels (Calit2, UC San Diego)
- hyperwall-2: 256,000,000 pixels (NASA)
- HIPerWall: 204,800,000 pixels (Calit2, UC Irvine - developed by our group as well)
- LambdaVision:125,000,000 pixels (Calit2, UC San Diego)
- OziPortal: 81,920,000 pixels (University of Melbourne)
The Top Resolution Distributed Multi-Tile Displays
- HIPerVerse: 507,904,000 pixels (Calit2)
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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