Highly Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE)
The Highly Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE) is a cylindrical wall display 28 feet wide and 8 feet tall installed in the Revelle Conference Room to provide immersive exploration capabilities to large groups of researchers (upto 50 people can be accommodated in the room). A 16 processor SGI Onyx 3400 drives three front mounted projectors that display on the Panoram GVR120E for a fully immersive environment.
Besides the SGI Onyx, the HIVE can also use a Windows PC (with the 3 channel Matrox graphics card) to display on the Panoram screen. The facility also has a DVD player, a VCR and the capability to connect any laptop using a VGA cable for presentation purposes.