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Compute nodes of the Grid cluster
Compute nodes of the Grid cluster

New Grid cluster in use

The new Grid cluster is in full production since March. At the moment already more then 230,000 jobs have run. »

Haagse Hogeschool
Haagse Hogeschool

Calamiteiten in het Vizier

In The Hague we gave for Groningen Seaport on 5 oktober 2011 a 3D presentation during a symposium on Calamities and Incidents. »

Science On a Sphere
Science On a Sphere

Science on a Sphere

We just finished our own version of Science On a Sphere, originally developed by NOAA. It combines 3D objects with touch interaction. Follow the link for a short movie. »

3D stereo game at Noorderzon
3D stereo game at Noorderzon

HPC/V at Noorderzon

During the Noorderzon festival (18-28 aug 2011) there was a huge science cube of 10x10x10 meters, Qu3, for which we made (in commission of Groningen Seaports) a healthy and energetic game. »

Unboxing of the Grid cluster.
Unboxing of the Grid cluster.

New gridcluster being installed

Last Tuesday, august 30th the new Grid cluster arrived. This cluster will replace the nearly 5 year old hardware of the current cluster. HP is the supplier of the system that was bought with a grand from Big Grid. »

4k video during GIS education
4k video during GIS education

4k Video Seminar

After winning a 4k video contest organized by Surfnet and Waag Society we made a video to be used for education of Geographic Information Systems. During the Seminar innovatie en inspiratie in february 2011 Gert-Jan Verheij has given a  presentation about how 4k video can effectively be used in this case. »

Plasma touch
Plasma touch

Mega Multitouch Screen

With a bit of DIY and some in-house software development we finished our super large touchscreen in january 2011. Its not only very big, but also very fast. It can easily handle ten persons at a time and will mainly be used for education and research. »

The userinterface of MACHT-tig
The userinterface of MACHT-tig

Science Linx

With an experimental and innovative project, the center for High Performance Computing and Visualisation delivered a new item to the permanent exhibit of Science Linx. Using augmented reality visitors can learn about very small or very big objects. »

New building for Duo2
New building for Duo2

Duo2

In June 2010 we gave 3D presentations about the interior of the new building for duo2. The future users of the building could experience their new workspace well before the building is finished. »

Dreamforest at HPC/V
Dreamforest at HPC/V

Dreamforest

For good inspiration or to dream away, the dreamforest now illuminates the reception area of the HPC/V »

Mobile planetarium at the opening
Mobile planetarium at the opening

Opening Reality Center

With some very nice demonstrations the renewed Reality Center was opened on may 28th. »

The real example
The real example

Real anxiety with virtual spiders

With a new virtual world created by Gerwin Kramer, a student at HPC/V, people can be treated for their fear of spiders. »

Infiniband switch used in Millipede
Infiniband switch used in Millipede

Opening Millipede compute cluster

With a small gathering of new user the Millipede cluster was made availlable for the scientists on May 15th 2010. »

Reality Center
Reality Center

Real Research in Virtual Reality

In the lifestyle special of the university newspaper (december 19th 2009) an article appeared about our Reality Center.

The new cluster
The new cluster


Cluster sees the first light

the new cluster got its power (lots of it) for the first time. Now the systemengineers need to do some configuration and testing. »
New Cluster
New Cluster

New cluster is coming soon

With a speed of 30 Tflops, internal memory of 8 TByte and 132 TByte of disk storage the center for High Performance Computing and Visualisation will soon have a new cluster to offer to the scientist. »

Minister Cramer with mayor Bijl
Minister Cramer with mayor Bijl

Minister Cramer enjoys the Virtual Zoo in Emmen

On October 5, 2009 Emmen got a visit from minister Cramer. She got informed about the future plans of the zoo and the big Atalanta project for changing the city.   »

Minister van der Hoeven
Minister van der Hoeven

Van der Hoeven visits Emmen

On May 30, 2009 Minister van der Hoeven visited Emmen and Henk Hidding showed here our 3D model of the virtual zoo. »

Part of new cooling system
Part of new cooling system

Upgrade Reality Center

The current Reality Center is in need for an upgrade. The plans aim for more resolution, more light and backprojection. The demolishing of the old center started om march 10th 2009. »

Zoo in Emmen
Zoo in Emmen

Zoo in Emmen

For the zoo in Emmen we made a 3D visualisation of the plan for a new zoo. During the newyearparty of the local government (january 9th, 2009) the plan were presented to the general public on a spectacular stereo screen with a width of eight meters.   »

Minister Donner and Harm Post
Minister Donner and Harm Post

Minister Donner watches Eemshaven in 3D

In the presence of Minister Donner, Harm Post (CEO of Groningen Seaports) gave a 3D presentation with our model of the Eemshaven and Delfzijl. The focus was on empoyment in the port. »

Prime Minister Bakenende
Prime Minister Bakenende

Prime Minister visits HPC/V

In the framework of a working visit Prime Minister Balkenende visited, on his own request, the CIT on wednesday, november 8, 2008. Because it was an informal viste, there was not much advance publicity. »

Regional tram in Groningen
Regional tram in Groningen

Regiotram Groningen

To help with the discussion about the new plans for a tram in Groningen, we created a 3D model of Groningen. The public could experience the virtual tram in stereo during a happening in the Martini kerk from june 6th till june 8th 2008. Outside on the Grote Markt, there was a real tram. »

Virtual butterflygarden
Virtual butterflygarden

Virtual butterflygarden

In March 2008, Roos Pals used our Reality Center to perform experiments inside a virtual butterflygarden. She wants to find out how to design a zoo attraction in such a way that people can relax better. »

The planned windmill park, in 3D
The planned windmill park, in 3D

Millenergy Open Days, Delfzijl

On 21-22 February 2008, the Millenergy Consortium presented their plans for the new windmill park 'Delfzijl Noord' to the citizens of Delfzijl. During these Millenergy Open Days, HPC/V showed the planned 20 windmills in 3D, giving viewers a realistic view of the visual impact of the windmills. »

Opening of the Bernouilliborg
Opening of the Bernouilliborg

Opening of the Bernouilliborg building

On February 7, 2008, the new Bernouilliborg building was officially opened by Koos Duppen, member of the Board of the University. On this occasion, HPC/V showed the 3D visualization of the new Life Sciences building, which is under construction next to the Bernouilliborg. »
Portable 3D system
Portable 3D system

Portable 3D system upgrade

In January 2008, the portable 3D system was upgraded to a widescreen backprojected screen with 2 high definition projectors. This makes the portable 3D system even more suitable for landscape and architectural visualizations 'on the road', without taking up much more space than its predecessor. »
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