In response to the magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Hawthorn, California, Dr. Debi Kilb (SIO) fielded questions from local News-8 in San Diego.
After a magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit a highly populated region of Los Angeles, Dr. Debi Kilb (SIO) was asked if this was a sign that the ‘big one’ is coming by a News-6 media correspondent.
Making an appearance, not once, but twice in the top 15 count of “the hottest Gadgets” were the MiniME and iCluster display system that were developed through a collaboration between IGPP and Calit2. Congratulations team!
Visualization of the magnitude 5.4 earthquake on 07 July 2010 near Borrego Springs.
Visualization of the Baja magnitude 7.2 earthquake on 04 April 2010.
Visualization of the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in February 2010.
The Highly Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE) is a cylindrical wall display 28 feet wide and 8 feet tall installed in the Revelle Conference Room to provide immersive exploration capabilities to large groups of researchers (up to 40 people can be accommodated in the room). A 16 processor SGI Onyx 3400 drives three front mounted projectors that display on the Panoram GVR120E for a fully immersive environment.
Besides the SGI Onyx, the HIVE can also use a Windows PC (with the 3 channel Matrox graphics card) to display on the Panoram screen. The facility also has a DVD player, a VCR and the capability to connect any laptop using a VGA cable for presentation purposes.
The iCluster is a 50 megapixel tiled display visualization system built using Apple G5s and 30" monitors. This system is used to visualize real time data from the USArray network of sensors (part of the NSF funded Earthscope project) and other global observing systems. The iCluster is housed in the Earthscope Array Network Facility (ANF) office at IGPP and receives funding from the ANF, CEOA and Calit2.
The iCluster has been built using a 7 node PowerMac G5 cluster and 12 displays arranged in a 4 wide x 3 tall array. Each display supports a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600. Each cluster node is a dual 2.5 GHz PowerPC with 8 GB RAM and the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics cards.
The Visualization Center at Scripps provides a diverse array of research tools supporting real-time videoteleconferencing and lectures, webcasts, data sharing among distributed locations, live field reports, and real-time data acquisition and presentation. Its resources are also being applied to wider community needs, heightened response to natural and human induced disasters, and education and outreach. The center comprises high-resolution projection and tiled display systems supporting Earth system science visualizations that are driven by multiprocessor SGI machines and Linux and MacOS X clusters.