Scientific Computing and Visualisation: Facilities
Accelerating astronomy. Maximising the scientific return from data.
The Scientific Computing and Visualisation group makes extensive use of the Swinburne Green II Supercomputer and the Swinburne University Enhanced Virtual Reality Theatre.
Swinburne University Enhanced Virtual Reality Theatre (E-VR Theatre)
Swinburne University has operated a Virtual Reality Theatre since 1999. The Theatre has performed an important multi-faceted role as a showcase of Swinburne capabilities in research and innovation, and as a high profile venue for public outreach and education. During the last five years alone, the VR Theatre hosted over 10,000 people in more than 300 AstroTour sessions. As a digital cinema production suite, the VR Theatre was a crucial component of Swinburne’s contributions to the 2013 IMAX 3D production "Hidden Universe 3D".
E-VR Theatre supports four independent modes of operation in the one location:
1. A research facility for advanced data visualisation;
2. A public outreach space for the AstroTour program;
3. A teaching space showcasing Swinburne research capabilities in Science, Engineering and Technology; and
4. A production facility suitable for large-format digital cinema work.
Funding for the Swinburne University E-VRT was provided through the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology Infrastructure Investment Scheme (2014) and Swinburne Research.
Stereoscopic 3D Projection System
The Stereoscopic Projection System comprises:
- 2 x Hitachi CP-WU9410 projectors
4K Projection System
The 4K Projection System comprises:
- Sony VPL-VW1100ES projector
The Colloquium System comprises: