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NASA's Hyperwall-2 Quarter-Gigapixel Display

NASA's Advanced Supercomputing Division showed our tour group the hyperwall-2 with its quarter-billion pixel display measuring 23 x 10 feet. It's the world’s highest-resolution scientific visualization environment.

 

It’s connected to 2.9 petaflops of compute via 65 miles of cabling (the world's largest InfiniBand network).

 

Here's a video I took of it in action. I used a 16mm lens on the Mark II to take the wide-angle perspective.

 

Here you see surface current speeds from a 3D ocean state model, with lateral storm waves and fluttering pockets of surface gravity waves. (click photo above to enlarge)

 

Other examples below.

 

"And all the roads that lead you there were winding

And all the lights that light the way are blinding

 

And after all

You're my wonderwall" — Oasis

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Taken on August 20, 2013