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Primeur weekly 2012-04-23

Exascale supercomputing

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 sessions to look at global progress, plans and programmes ...

The Cloud

VENUS-C - Empowering emergency crews with the Cloud ...

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS Marketplace where customers can find and buy pre-configured software for the AWS Cloud ...

EMC introduces VSPEX proven infrastructure ...

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud selected by Data#3 for its Cloud services in Australia ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp ...

Cycle Computing ramps global 50,000-core cluster for Schrodinger molecular research ...

SoftLayer adds high-performance computing to global platform ...

Desktop Grids

IBM enables water quality predictions for major waterways in partnership between World Community Grid and University of Virginia ...

EuroFlash

Russia turns to HPC to revive national defense industry ...

PRACE celebrates 2nd anniversary and launches 5th Call for Proposals ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1) ...

SARA to launch tender for new Dutch national supercomputer ...

Innovative Nordic supercomputer in Iceland ...

First description of a triple DNA helix in a vacuum ...

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with supercomputer ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign ...

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

USFlash

Cray names William C. Blake Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ...

DataDirect Networks lowers Big Data total cost of ownership & deployment with new NAS scaler file storage system enhancements ...

Lustre made simple by DataDirect Networks ...

CSIRO chooses Xenon for supercomputing upgrade ...

SDSC announces Center of Excellence for Predictive Analytics ...

Baylor doctoral student awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign

23 Apr 2012 Fredrikstad - In another landmark installation for the company, Norway's projectiondesign has supplied its F35 wqxga projectors to a mission-critical facility responsible for space launches on behalf of the US government.

Based in Centennial, near Denver, Colorado, the facility is run by the United Launch Alliance (ULA) - a 50-50 joint venture between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. As the nation's rocket company, ULA designs, builds and launches Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, and provides reliable, cost-efficient launch services for the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other commercial customers.

"ULA's Centennial facility is responsible for program management, engineering, test and mission support, with the keystone of the headquarters being the operations and support launch centre", explained Brian Seid, managing director of Centennial-based Xcite Audiovisuals LLC, the systems integrator on the project. "This is where engineers and executive staff oversee all of the data required to complete successful launches and missions. It is an integral part of ULA's operations."

Prior to the new facility being commissioned, the AV design and specification for the room was drawn up by an industry consultant, Howard Steele of Technology Plus and fundamental to the project was the requirement for extremely high-resolution projection in the DOSC operation centre. "The projectiondesign F35 wqxga is the world's highest-resolution single-chip DLP projector, so in this kind of application it really gets to show what it can do", continued Brian Seid.

The finished installation sees six projectiondesign F35 wqxga projectors, each firing at its full WQXGA resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, delivering images to a pair of huge 417" wide, custom Da-Lite screens via Jupiter Catalyst Fusion video-wall processors.

"This was a real benchmark project that marked the first time so many F35 wqxga projectors' had been used together at full resolution", added Brian Seid, whose company was also responsible for programming the room's Crestron media control system, as well as testing and verifying signal paths and resolution capabilities throughout. The company is also responsible for maintaining the system in the post-installation phase.

Anders Løkke, Marketing Director, projectiondesign, commented: "All of our projectors are built with complete reliability and technological integrity in mind, and the ULA operations center in Colorado is a perfect example of an application where these qualities come to the fore. There are millions of dollars at stake every time this center plans a mission, so failure is not an option."

"We are delighted that our ultra high-resolution F35 wqxga projector has been chosen for such a ground-breaking project, and also to have worked with an integrator capable of such high levels of support and attention to detail as Xcite Audiovisuals, for whom no challenge has proved too great."

Source: projectiondesign

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-23

Exascale supercomputing

Heading toward Exascale: ISC'12 sessions to look at global progress, plans and programmes ...

The Cloud

VENUS-C - Empowering emergency crews with the Cloud ...

Amazon Web Services introduces AWS Marketplace where customers can find and buy pre-configured software for the AWS Cloud ...

EMC introduces VSPEX proven infrastructure ...

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud selected by Data#3 for its Cloud services in Australia ...

Netelligent introduces Desktop as a Service (DaaS) powered by Desktone, Cisco and NetApp ...

Cycle Computing ramps global 50,000-core cluster for Schrodinger molecular research ...

SoftLayer adds high-performance computing to global platform ...

Desktop Grids

IBM enables water quality predictions for major waterways in partnership between World Community Grid and University of Virginia ...

EuroFlash

Russia turns to HPC to revive national defense industry ...

PRACE celebrates 2nd anniversary and launches 5th Call for Proposals ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for 5th Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized Call for DECI-9 (Tier-1) ...

SARA to launch tender for new Dutch national supercomputer ...

Innovative Nordic supercomputer in Iceland ...

First description of a triple DNA helix in a vacuum ...

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with supercomputer ...

The final frontier: space centre launch facility chooses projectiondesign ...

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience ...

USFlash

Cray names William C. Blake Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ...

DataDirect Networks lowers Big Data total cost of ownership & deployment with new NAS scaler file storage system enhancements ...

Lustre made simple by DataDirect Networks ...

CSIRO chooses Xenon for supercomputing upgrade ...

SDSC announces Center of Excellence for Predictive Analytics ...

Baylor doctoral student awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship ...

12 companies join Stanford and Berkeley to launch new Open Networking Research Center ...