The World’s Most Realistic Virtual Reality
AMES, Iowa, March 27 — U.S. scientists have unveiled the world’s most realistic virtual reality room, capable of producing 3-D images at extremely high levels of resolution, UPI reports.
The 10-foot by 10-foot virtual reality cube, called “C6,” at Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center has been given a $5 million equipment upgrade. It can now project more than twice the resolution produced by any other virtual reality room in the world, researchers said, with 16 times more pixels than were available in the original C6 that opened in 2000.
The new equipment features a Hewlett-Packard computer cluster with 96 graphics processing units, 24 Sony digital projectors, an eight-channel audio system and ultrasonic motion tracking technology.
The project is supported by a U.S. Department of Defense appropriation through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
The unit will be open to the public, by reservation, during the Emerging Technologies Conference at Iowa State April 25-27.
Information and a conference schedule are available at http://www.vrac.iastate.edu/etc2007.
… the oxymoronic news line comments itself 😀