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Our lab has four major visualization environments.


The C-Wall features a single screen, stereo


The Varrier wall, aka Lambdavision Display System, consists of 60 LCD monitors, arranged in a semi cylinder. It can generate autostereoscopic images at a resolution of about 40 million pixels per eye. The system consists of 31 dual AMD Opteron machines, each with 4GB RAM, 1.6TB disk arrays, dual gigabit ethernet NICs and NVidia Geforce 7900 video cards. Each display node drives two 20" NEC LCD monitors (1600 x 1200 pixels). The system is running on Suse Linux 10.0. We support three software environments which can drive the cluster:

Multipurpose Room (Black Box)

2-story, reconfigurable performance space for experiments with and audience’s relationship to the physical environment and mediated elements.

Digital Theatre - Description: 200-seat theatre with ultra-high resolution video, 3D sound, stereo imaging and telepresence conferencing. The Calit2 Theater features real-time, uncompressed 4K digital cinema projected by a Sony® SRX-R110 projector powered by a Silicon Graphics Prism™ visualization system, streaming at 24 frames-per-second from the SGI® InfiniteStorage RM-660 disk array onto a screen 18' high by 32 feet wide. 4K imagery is projected at 8 megapixels/frame resolution, four times HDTV. The SGI Prism is connected by 10Gb/sec networking to the global OptIPuter, making the Calit2 theater the most advanced digital cinema theater currently in operation in the world.