HIPerWall: 200 megapixel Mac display doubles the world recor...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: News and Press Releases
    Link: HIPerWall: 200 megapixel Mac display doubles the world record
    Description:: The HIPerWall, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a massively tiled, grid-based display built using fifty 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays and twenty-five Power Mac G5 computers. This powerful display system allows researchers to view and manipulate their data sets at extremely high resolutions and collaborate with other scientists in new and exciting ways. A cluster of 25 Power Macs drive two Apple Cinema Displays each for a total of 50 display screens. A 26th Power Mac is the HIPerWall’s control node. The fifty 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays yield a total display resolution of 200 megapixels, breaking the previous 100-megapixel world record — by doubling it.

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  2. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2004
    Huber Heights, OH
    umm, old

    this is old news, this thing has been around... ive seen pics before...
  3. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    What a sweet setup though.

    Since having the right graphics cards in a Quad-core G5 can enable 8 displays to be connected up to a single PowerMac though, perhaps a record for 800MP is on the cards for the same 25 Mac setup.
  4. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Yes, this appeared on Apple.com over a week ago, so it's "old" news.

    But I never heard of it before today, and neither has MacBytes.

    So it's at least more interesting and useful than a comment that it's "old" ;) It's good that you have seen pictures... but it's even better that WE can see them now :) I have no desire to see MacBytes limited to things nobody has heard of before--especially since it's a site that links to other news by definition...

    Now, I wonder how many Cinema Displays (23 or 30) anyone has connected to ONE Mac? Theoretically, it could be quite a few now that you can use multiple graphics boards.
  6. srobert macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2002
    It would have been even nicer if they would have removed the aluminum enclosures to bring the actual panels closer together. I wonder how much they could reduce the space between displaysthis way…
  7. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    I'm sorry, this comment is old. It's been around for at least a day now. I'm afraid you'll have to take it off of macbytes.
  8. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    Dang news travels fast for some people

    Anyway "late" news like this is still great news.

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