Vroom

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Vroom rapidly reconfigurable research environment

The Big Wall in the Vroom (Virtual Room) is a tiled display environment, using an 8×2 tile layout, for a total of 32 narrow-bezel display tiles. Each of the 55″ tiles has full HD resolution (1,920×1,080 pixels), adding up to 66 million pixels on the entire wall (15,360 x 4,320 pixels). Vroom is equipped with multi-channel audio with beamforming capability, and large-area optical tracking. The wall realizes a modular design approach, combining eight OptiPortables in a 4×2 configuration,  each contributing a 2×2 panel segment to the larger system. The bottom row of OptiPortables is deployed directly from their integrated shipping containers, while the upper row is suspended from the ceiling above.

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Vroom Big Wall

The displays are driven by 16 display nodes with dual graphics cards and 10 Gbps network interconnects, running Linux. In addition, three separate control (head-) nodes are used to provide direct access to its three different software stacks, including CGLX/MediaCommons, SAGE and CalVR.

Innovation:

  • Modularity
  • Mobililty – system can be constructed and disassembled in less than a day
  • Scalability

Access:

  • The Vroom is part of the shared-use cyber-infrastructure that our team is developing and as such is accessible to other research and development projects, demos or tours, through a recharge mechanism

Location:

  • The Vroom is located on the first floor of Atkinson Hall in room 1608b