SGI Visualization Technology Creates and Powers 3D Virtual Tour of Ancient Olympia

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Just as the 2004 Summer Olympic Games commence, the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) — a not-for-profit cultural institution in Athens, Greece — has expanded its permanent virtual exhibits by opening an immersive 3D virtual reality (VR) tour of the ancient city of Olympia, created on and powered by a selection of high-performance visualization systems from Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI). At Hellenic Cosmos, FHW’s innovative cultural center/museum located in Athens’ Tavros district, the new tour driven by an SGI(R) Onyx2(R) visualization system allows visitors to explore the history of 30-plus temples and secular buildings of ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the site of the first athletic event (a foot race) held in 776 BC.
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