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220 Megapixel computer display built

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 26 Aug 2007 19:17 User comments (9)

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 Cell.
The system located at the UCSD division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (also known as Calit2) has a screen Resolution 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 previous record was held by a 50 panel 200 Megapixel display in UC Irvine, which ironically shares a 2Gbps fiber optic Ethernet connection with the new system.

Both systems are powered by 80 nVidia Quadro FX 5600 GPUs. However, while the older Irvine system uses 50 Apple 30-inch Cinema Displays, powered by 25 Power Mac G5s running the Mac OS X operating system, the new display is made up of 55 Dell displays and 18 Dell XPS computers.

Source: InformationWeek

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9 user comments

126.8.2007 22:00

Finally, I've found a use for the garage! All of these PC's and displays should fit nicely in there...

Although news like this is cool to hear, it will still be years before something like this ever comes down to a consumer level.

226.8.2007 23:19

Wow! That's Crazy!

326.8.2007 23:57

I wounder how much this is even worth!!!

427.8.2007 0:56

ill take 2 of them and a 512mb sd card, put it on my costco card

527.8.2007 3:03
the2twins
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quality will be amazing man!!!
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627.8.2007 8:32

I am going to start renovating my living room for one of these!

727.8.2007 10:08

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80 Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 graphics processing units..

I could play Tetris at roughly 10 trillion FPS! I could watch 100 high def porn movies at once! Good god the possibilities are endless!

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The UCSD system, however, consists of 55 Dell displays

Now I can smoke all of my friends in HALO 2 and Half Life 2.... The only difference? I can do it while being 100ft away from my computer!

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...driven by 18 Dell XPS PCs

If you're going to spend that kind of money then why not go all out and get Alienware boxes?

827.8.2007 13:57

@ZippyDSM

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Now I can smoke all of my friends in HALO 2 and Half Life 2.... The only difference? I can do it while being 100ft away from my computer!
I hope that you have a good wireless mouse/keyboard combo for that.

92.9.2007 13:45

Just imagine if you had this in the Operating Room.

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