LRZ Boosts Visualization Capabilities with New CAVE Upgrade
NewsFlash 09/2023 –

A new visualization suite built entirely around LED technology will allow LRZ users to immerse themselves in their simulation in unprecedented detail and adds another important tool to the federated GCS high-performance computing infrastructure.

The chamber chapel at Schloss Schleissheim is no longer allowed to be entered, but it can be researched digitally in virtual reality. Photo: A. Podo/LRZ; partner: Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland

This autumn, researchers at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) got a powerful new tool to add to the centre’s strong mix of visualization and virtual reality tools. The centre’s CAVE immersive 3D visualization facility was upgraded to be among the few CAVEs in the world that employ purely LED technology.

The new system has a total of 1,620 LED panels and 225 LED frames, or cabinets. Each wall has a resolution of 2,400x2,430 pixels, a major upgrade from the previous 1,920x1,920 pixels available in the previous version. “Our new CAVE makes it possible to present research results more effectively and it helps to deepen and refine scientific knowledge,” said Prof. Dieter Kranzlmüller, Director of LRZ.

The CAVE will be available to users across all three GCS centres as part of the InHPC project, a Gauss Centre for Supercomputing project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

For more information on the CAVE upgrade, read the LRZ news release.

Tags: LRZ Visualization