UT Austin’s massive tile display

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The Texas Advanced Computing Center has built one of the largest tiled displays ever. They arranged 75 30inch Dell displays in a 5×15 pattern. The overall the system has 36GB of graphics memory and 108GB of system memory. They intend on using the system to display very large data sets. If you think the size seems arbitrary, it is. They just happened to purchase five more monitors than the University of California San Diego.

[via Engadget]

8 thoughts on “UT Austin’s massive tile display

  1. @3- yes, it is more seamless (i have seen it done, it’s very cool looking, especially since the screens can rotate in and almost envelop you- see Anadarko Petroleum’s IDEA Lab : http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2002/01/14/newscolumn1.html gives some good background, i can’t find a pic.) The technology is rather impressive, including the price (it wasn’t done cheaply, let’s say), especially considering that they have IR-triggered electronic glasses for people to wear in order to make the screen 3D, I forget what the actual technology is called.

    The problem that having projectors (and the thing I believe UT was trying to overcome) is the severely limited resolution that projectors can provide that monitors can.

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