University of Wales Gets 3D Visualization Centre

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Mechdyne Corp. (Marshalltown, Iowa), has installed a custom 15-foot (4.6-meter) dome and a 15-ft-wide Fakespace PowerWall™ immersive state-of-the-art display system in the See3D Computer Visualization Centre at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth (UWA). The facility, which officially opened in October, makes a world-class virtual reality environment available to academic and commercial researchers throughout the region.

Computing resources include an SGI Prism Graphics Engine (configured with 28 processors, 56 GB of RAM, 12 graphics outputs and four image compositors), a 24-processor SUN V40z high-performance computing cluster, and a three TeraByte RAID storage system.

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