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The HANA Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE), our new visualization center built in partnership with the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) and SAP, located in Huang 050, is open to all Stanford faculty, students and staff. The HIVE will allow collaborative visualization in teaching and research across the sciences, social sciences, and engineering Researchers will use multiple displays simultaneously to investigate various aspects of data collection, simulation, and visualization and to zoom in to see detail at previously unheard-of-levels.
The HIVE is a scientific visualization wall that is 10 feet tall and 24 feet wide with 13440X5400 resolution and 72 million total active pixels. 35 46 inch ultra-narrow bezel backlit monitors in a 7 X 5 concaved configuration giving optimal visual stimuli for all research projects. Controlling the wall are servers connected through fiber that consists of 2 main hardware platforms called bravo and Charlie.
The bravo is a windows 8 platform with 16gb of memory and 500 GB of disk storage space. The video output is done using a single 4 output NVIDIA K5000 at 3840X2160 per output. This system uses MOSAIC to create one large working environment at 4K. The bravo is the perfect platform for video demonstrations, image manipulation, and presentations. The BRAVO supports all major codecs.
The Charlie is a 3-host centos 6.5 cluster with multiple CPU’s and 40 GB of memory per server. Each server has 1.7 TB of storage space and contains 3. 4 output NVIDIA K5000. These cards are all synced together using NVIDIA iSYNC technology. The Charlie is a true 1:1 platform with 35 outputs of 1920X1080 going to all 35 monitors. This provides the perfect mechanism to render 2d and 3d data at the maximum resolution of the HIVE (13440X5400). The CHARLIE supports .jpg, .png, .tga, and .tiff for 2D type imaging and .ply, .stl, and .hive for 3D type imaging.
Training and Scheduling
To use the HIVE please complete the following actions:
Training is required to use the HIVE. Please contact Brian Tempero (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule training after you have received booking confirmation.
Food and Drink are not allowed in the HIVE.