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The HANA Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE) features a 10-foot-tall by 24-feet-wide display with 13440x5400 resolution and 72 million total active pixels.  Researchers may 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.

Built in partnership with the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) and with the generous support of SAP, the HIVE is located in Huang 050 and is open to all Stanford faculty, students and staff--free of charge-- for research visualization projects and courses.

The HIVE enables collaborative visualization in teaching and research across the sciences, social sciences, and engineering.  Researchers may 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.  Equipped with a state-of-the-art sound sound system as well as privacy panels, the HIVE is ready to host audio presentations or teleconferencing needs. 

Research and Demos at the HIVE

View the HIVE Gallery


HIVE support is required to use the facility.  The HIVE is generally available from 8am to 4pm Monday-Friday.  Events must be scheduled 48 hours prior.

  1. Send an E-Mail to requesting the date. Please allow 1 to 2 days for response.



 Please contact Brian Tempero ( if you have any questions about the room.


aspect ratio of 112:45 or 2.49:1, 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. The HIVE room has 16 individual inputs that allow 16 users to simultaneously connect to the HIVE. Controlling the wall are servers connected through fiber that consists of 2 main hardware platforms called Bravo and Charlie.



The bravo is a windows 10 platform with 65gb of memory and 10TB of disk storage space.  The video output is done using ATI Firepro w7100 GPU. Custom edid allow full 13440X5400 resolution. This system uses eyefinity 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 server is a single host solution running Centos Linux. This server has 3 Nvidia GP100 GPU’s that attach to 10 datapath switches. Nvidia Isync is used to synchronize the graphic output between the 3 GPU’s. 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 and the ability to run native linux applications at the maximum resolution of the HIVE (13440X5400).