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Primeur weekly 2015-08-03

Special

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing ...

IDC reports strong growth of HPC in financial markets and assesses European HPC deployment towards exascale in new report for EC ...

DDN presents three game-changing products: the ES7K storage solution, the Wolfcreek Platform and the Infinite Memory Engine ...

Focus

IDC assessment of European HPC strategy: remarkable progress, but more needs to be done to reach exascale ...

Focus on Europe

BSC and CEA will coordinate efforts to reinforce European HPC research and technology innovation ...

Middleware

General availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software v2.3 ...

Hardware

Investments in cyberinfrastructure to enhance Canada's competitive edge in research and innovation ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks ...

Cray reports second quarter financial results ...

Inova Translational Medicine Institute chooses SGI to power one of the largest genomic databases in the world ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama ...

Intel and Micron produce breakthrough memory technology ...

Applications

China's Skyeye-1 supercomputer to support world's largest radio telescope ...

CVS Health and IBM tap Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic disease ...

Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding ...

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material ...

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record ...

SGI UV 300H 20-socket appliance certified by SAP to run SAP HANA under controlled availability ...

TOP500

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer ranks among world's most powerful systems ...

The Cloud

HP to acquire ActiveState's Stackato business to help customers transition to hybrid Cloud ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama

30 Jul 2015 Milpitas, Tokyo - SGI Japan Ltd has installed an SGI virtual reality (VR) system at the Komatsu Ltd., Oyama plant at Tochigi, Japan. The system is expected to streamline the design and development of construction equipment and support testing for machine operators and service engineers with realistic simulations.

The new VR system provides a stereoscopically-projected, interactive life-sized, immersive image of a construction machine's cockpit on five screens - the front, back, left, right and ceiling - with the operator sitting inside. The system helps equipment designers collect information on things like verifying upward visibility from a forklift cabin and viewing 3D CAD updates in real-time. Service engineers can practice virtual inspections and service work for parts such as pumps and engines. With a focus on operability, visibility and safety, the simulations are expected to improve vehicle development and increase the effective evaluation of serviceability and minor repairs. Additional staff can observe the operator's performance from remote monitors to increase accuracy and safety.

Komatsu installed its first SGI VR system in Osaka, in May 2011, to aide in the development of large and medium "tracked" or crawler-type construction machines. The next two installations occurred in December 2012 at the Ibaraki plant for large wheel-type machines, and in March 2013 at the Awazu plant to support development for medium and small crawler- and wheel-type machines. Benefits observed at the first three sites served as an impetus for installing the new system at the Oyama Technical Center. The Oyama installation was completed end of June and started operation on July 1, 2015.

This new system is Komatsu's first large-scale VR system with five screens and is 3.8 meters wide, 2.4 meters high and 2.4 meters deep for stereoscopic images. Components of the system include:

  • Projectors by Christie Digital Systems
  • Optical motion capture cameras provided by Advanced Realtime Tracking GmbH (ART)
  • Five "Asterism" graphic workstations provided by SGI Japan with NVIDIA Quadro K6000 GPUs for VR image processing
- TechViz XL automatic stereoscopic visualization software from TechViz to support the display CAD models in a VR space
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-08-03

Special

So much more than meets the eye with Moab, Nitro, Elastic Compute, Docker at Adaptive Computing ...

IDC reports strong growth of HPC in financial markets and assesses European HPC deployment towards exascale in new report for EC ...

DDN presents three game-changing products: the ES7K storage solution, the Wolfcreek Platform and the Infinite Memory Engine ...

Focus

IDC assessment of European HPC strategy: remarkable progress, but more needs to be done to reach exascale ...

Focus on Europe

BSC and CEA will coordinate efforts to reinforce European HPC research and technology innovation ...

Middleware

General availability of Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre software v2.3 ...

Hardware

Investments in cyberinfrastructure to enhance Canada's competitive edge in research and innovation ...

DDN financial service storage solutions set world records in STAC performance benchmarks ...

Cray reports second quarter financial results ...

Inova Translational Medicine Institute chooses SGI to power one of the largest genomic databases in the world ...

SGI Japan installs five-screen virtual reality system at Komatsu, Oyama ...

Intel and Micron produce breakthrough memory technology ...

Applications

China's Skyeye-1 supercomputer to support world's largest radio telescope ...

CVS Health and IBM tap Watson to develop care management solutions for chronic disease ...

Illinois receives $1.8 million to create data platform for Big Data in plant breeding ...

Simulations lead to design of near-frictionless material ...

Superfast fluorescence sets new speed record ...

SGI UV 300H 20-socket appliance certified by SAP to run SAP HANA under controlled availability ...

TOP500

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer ranks among world's most powerful systems ...

The Cloud

HP to acquire ActiveState's Stackato business to help customers transition to hybrid Cloud ...