Friday, April 6, 2007

unrelated side note

This post is about something my department is working on for an un-named company in exchange for a donation of said product. We developed a simple, inexpensive solution for this company to create a video wall of nine 42" monitors all working in unison to display one picture. Such a solution is normally prohibitively expensive, but our open source solution makes it come within reach of the everyday joe (or ordinary joe organization with a good number of relatively affordable bucks)

I would like to point out that this is about 5 feet tall and 8 feet wide:

by the way - that's an image of blood flow in an artery.

*updated, from comments:
I probably should have said 'affordable' in scare-quotes. This thing costs around $100,000 the way it was implemented. We could probably lower the price by using less memory per node, and less high-quality nodes as well, which might get it to go down to around an 'affordable' $60,000!

3 comments:

Linda said...

That is really beautiful. How affordable is it?

Norma said...

Wow.

Super Geek said...

I probably should have said 'affordable' in scare-quotes. This thing costs around $100,000 the way it was implemented. We could probably lower the price by using less memory per node, and less high-quality nodes as well, which might get it to go down to around an 'affordable' $60,000!