Try the KAUST 3D Giant Display Wall with Gigapixel Pics
King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) is a five years old lab only but it hosts one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. And KAUST connected the monster to one of the most impressive 3D screens you can dream of, made from two rows of 7 full HD 3D flat panels. The total number of color subpixels of the display wall amounts to 87,091,200. With 3D glasses and head tracking devices, you are able to navigate in real time inside gigapixel pictures taken with the KAUST modified Gigapan stereosocpic rig pictured here under.
Open House at KAUST: On Sunday October 14, 2012, the Visualization lab opens its doors to visitors. The session starts at 11:00 am and the tour of the facilities lasts up to 1:000pm. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discuss with staff members!
KAUST Visualization lab
The visualization lab at KAUST has been working to use this technology to record historical sites, with the hope of being able to offer virtual immersive tours to those of us who may not live next door to Saudi Arabia (or lots of other places). It may even be possible to create versions of these sites that have been digitally restored to how they were when new. And eventually, the plan is to transition from gigapixel static images to environments that are seamlessly navigable in ultra-high resolution.