[AI] 220 Megapixel computer display built

Jeet LoveForAll at bluebottle.com
Sat Sep 1 05:21:35 EDT 2007

220 Megapixel computer display built.

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have built the 
world's highest-resolution computer display, a 55-panel screen capable 
of zooming in on a live picture of a human brain to give a clear image 
of a nerve
The system located at the UCSD division of the California Institute for 
Telecommunications and Information Technology (also known as Calit2) has 
a screen
 up to 220 megapixels, which is 100 times higher than a high-definition 
TV, Falko Kuester, Calit2 professor for visualization at UCSD's Jacobs 
School of Engineering, told InformationWeek Friday.
The UCSD system is linked to a 50-panel high-resolution display in UC 
Irvine through a fiber optic Ethernet cable that can carry data at 2 
Gbps. The latter system was the previous record holder at 200 megapixels.
For hardware, both systems use 80 Nvidia
 Quadro FX 5600 graphics processing units. The UCSD system, however, 
consists of 55 Dell displays driven by 18 Dell
 XPS PCs. The Irvine system uses 50 Apple
 30-inch Cinema Displays, powered by 25 Power Mac G5s running the Mac OS 
X operating system.
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