PICSciE recently installed two 85" Samsung 4K screens in the Visualization Lab. Their display resolution is 3840 x 2160 providing over 8 million pixels per screen. The screens are side-by-side on the wall of the lab so they can be one continuous desktop with over 16 million pixels. The display is bright enough to operate in typical room lighting. Speakers alongside the screens provide audio.
A user can choose one of 3 installed computers for driving the screens:
Mac Pro 4 core Xeon with dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics
Dell Precision 5810 4 core with Nvidia Quadro M5000 graphics running Windows
Dell Precision 5810 4 core with Nvidia Quadro M5000 graphics running Linux
Each computer has a wireless mouse and keyboard.
At the lectern there are cables for connecting a guest laptop.
Multiple users in the room can present their laptops wirelessly on the screens through Apple TV or a Barco Clickshare.
A small touchscreen at the lectern is used to select the input to the 4K screens.
The primary UI enables selecting one computer to drive both screens.
In "Advanced Mode" we can select one computer for screen A and another computer for screen B.
The high resolution, large format screens are an effective configuration for:
1. Visualization of data for exploration and communication.
2. Small group, collaborative work and help sessions.
3. Presentations by guest speakers.
4. Educational labs, workshops, and technical training.
5. A/V conferencing.