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Visualisation Cluster

The 5-node Visualisation Cluster at HPC/V
The 8-node Visualisation Cluster

The current Visualisation Cluster is the driving force behind the Reality Cube and the Reality Theatre. The cluster consists of 8 high-end HP workstations (xw8600) in a master-slave setup:

  • The master node is used for user input
  • Each slave node delivers 3D images to one projector in the Reality Cube or Reality Theatre
  • Special genlocking hardware is used to synchronize the images produced by the nodes.
  • One of the machines is running Windows (the others all use Linux) to produce a single giant desktop.

The previous Visualisation Cluster has been in use since 2005 and consisted of 5 HP9300 workstations. This has gradually replaced the SGI Onyx3400.



All nodes in the Visualisation Cluster have the following specifications:

Nvidia Fx5800
Last modified:02 October 2015 10.24 p.m.
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