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[Eng] NASA's 250 Megapixel Hypervisor-2 Visualization System

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Leave it to space nerds with money to come up with the world's highest resolution visualization system. NASA's Advanced Supercomputing Division at Ames has created the 128-screen hyperwall-2, a mega display capable of rendering one quarter billion pixels. Hyperwall-2 measures 23- x 10-feet of LCD goodness, and is powered by 128 GPUs and 1,024 processor cores with 74 teraflops of peak processing power. To top things off, 475 terabytes of storage keep the system rolling. All in all, hyperwall-2 has more than 100 times the processing power of its poor predecessor, hyperwall, from 2002. The elder hyperwall was unavailable for comment and is most likely on an alcoholic bender somewhere, complaining about "kids these days."
Source [Engadget]

Let the Crysis and SLI jokes commence. Lord knows those never get old.
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crysis anyone. lol. 128 GPUs is alot of power
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erm, if they're using it for showing pictures of the earth, why not make it round?
they've put enough money in it already, might as well make a globe instead of a map
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i hope they fold when they are not using 100% of the cores. GPU and CPU.

for the good of science...and team 37726
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erm, if they're using it for showing pictures of the earth, why not make it round?
they've put enough money in it already, might as well make a globe instead of a map
Probably so that you don't have to walk to the other side of the room to see Australia (or whatever is opposite your workstation). Round is more realistic, flat is more useful.
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erm, if they're using it for showing pictures of the earth, why not make it round?
they've put enough money in it already, might as well make a globe instead of a map
Kinda hard to see the other side of a globe. This way you can immediately see everything that's going on around the world, as apposed to having to walk to the other side to see what's over India. I'd also be a bit hard to spot the arctic.

Each screen is powered by a GPU and 8 CPU cores. It looks like they will also be doing data processing with this wall.
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ZOMG! i'd love to have a computer with half that specs.
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"Sign me up for Crysis at 25fps!!! lawlZ!!11g"
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