LCSE-MSI Visualization Laboratory (LMVL)

The LCSE-MSI Visualization Laboratory (LMVL) mission is to serve the high-end computation and visualization needs of investigators in all fields of science. This laboratory provides researchers with access to a large-screen visualization system, capable of detailed high-resolution display. The laboratory can also be used for immersive visualization, employing active 3D stereo and motion tracking.

Location

The LMVL is located in Room 125 of Walter Library.

Hours

The lab is available by appointment for escorted access only. Contact help@msi.umn.edu to arrange an appointment.

Getting Help

For all technical support questions, email help@msi.umn.edu, call 612.626.0802, or visit room 587 Walter Library, near the SDVL.

Hardware

Workstation

Linux workstations
Name Type CPU Cores HT enabled Memory OS Version Graphics Location
ml1 Dell Precision Workstation T7400 2x Intel Xeon X5460 3.16 GHz 8 N 32 GB CentOS 6.2 2x nVidia Quadro FX 5600 125
ml3 Dell Precision Workstation T7500 2x Intel Xeon X5680 3.33GHz 12 Y 96GB CentOS 6.2 2x nVidia Quadro 6000 125
ml4 Custom Pinnacle 4U Workstation 2x Intel Xeon X5660 2.8GHz 12 Y 24GB CentOS 6.2 3x ATI V8800 125
Windows workstations
Name Type CPU Cores HT enabled Memory OS Version Graphics Location
mpc1 Dell Precision Workstation T7500 2x Intel Xeon X5660 2.8GHz 12 Y 48GB Windows XP x64 2x nVidia Quadro 5000 125
mpc2 Custom Pinnacle 4U Workstation 2x Intel Xeon X5660 2.8GHz 12 Y 24GB Windows 7 x64 3x ATI V8800 125

Projectors

Name Resolution Number Total Resolution
Christie Mirage 2000 1280 x 1024 3 3840 x 1024
Optoma 900 1280 x 1024 12 7680 x 2048

Television

Mitsubishi w60373 60" 1920x1200 Active stereo DLP

Tracking

Intersense IS900 tracking system.

Haptic

PHANTOM® Desktop™

3D Stereo

Stereographics active stereo, CrystalEyes stereo glasses.

Audio

5.1 Surround sound

Other features

  • DVD player
  • VCR
  • Crestron control system
  • Web cam
  • 3 panel screen with total size 28 ft. x 7.5 ft

Special software

CAVELib, trackd