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HIPerWall breaks world record

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Fri May 26, 2006

HIPerWall breaks record

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have constructed the "HIPerWall," a grid-based display built using 50 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays and 25 Power Mac G5 computers. A team at the University of California, Irvine's Center of Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging Technology (GRAVITY) constructed the display system to allow researches to view and manipulate data sets at extremely high resolutions, and to collaborate with other scientists in new ways. The 30-inch Apple Cinema Display's resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (4 megapixels), narrow bezel relative to the viewable screen area, and built-in color calibration made it the optimal display for the needs of the team. Combining 50 displays yielded a total display resolution of 200 megapixels, breaking the previous world record of 100-megapixels by doubling it.

by MacNN Staff



  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Didn't this thing come out like two months ago?

  1. LtCarter47

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I think it's been out a lot longer than that even....

  1. chriz




    Yup...... But It's still crazy :D

  1. himself

    Joined: Dec 1969


    nice, but...

    can it play Quake?

  1. grener

    Joined: Dec 1969



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