Joab Jackson writing in GCN reports on NASA’s new display, Hyperwall-II, a piece of gear that they assert will be the largest high resolution unclassified display in the world.
The display should be operational within the month, [Rupak Biswas, chief of advanced supercomputing at the NASA Ames Research Center] said.
…The Hyperwall-II will be made of 128 LCD monitors, arranged in an 8-by-16 matrix. Collectively, they will generate 245 million pixels, making it, Biswas said, the world’s largest screen.
…Hyperwall-II could be used to display either one gigantic image, or be split into multiple screens. Powering the display will be a 128-node computational cluster, with 1,024 Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices, as well as 128 graphical display units. The cluster will be capable of 74 trillion floating-point operations per second (TFlops) and will have 450T of storage to stage the data.
That’s a lot of pixels. The new display replaces a 7×7 tiles, 35 million pixel display.