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VR and Visualization Center at the Leibniz-RZ

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2012 | Munich (DE)VR and Visualization Center at the Leibniz-RZ

The Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ) is the computer center for Munich’s universities and for the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In Summer 2012, the LRZ opened the Virtual Reality and Visualization Center (V2C) offering various facilities to Munich universities.

Kraftwerk Living Technologies was responsible for the V2C’s two major installations – the 3D Powerwall and the 5-sided projection installation, or CAVE – as well as the entire control system for both installations. Furthermore, Kraftwerk Living Technologies provided the audio system, the room lighting as well as 20 comfortable seats.

The CAVE’s simulated environments and 3D models create a virtual space that guests enter to enjoy total immersion. The second major installation is a large scale powerwall (6 x 3.15 m) with a resolution of over 8.2 megapixels. The powerwall is used for group presentations, lectures, and seminars as well as the analysis of complex models. It is easily possible to send existing desktop visualizations to the powerwall. One of the key features is the immediate connection to the LRZ’s new supercomputer, providing real-time, premium-quality display of complex datasets.

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