Centre for eResearch


Large scale visualisation facilities

The Centre provides researchers with access to a large visualisation data facility. This facility was upgraded to six large 4K resolution displays powered by a fast compute node with three high end graphics cards in 2015. With two new investments made in equipment and hardware during 2016, the service is already helping to increase the University research visibility.

3D reconstruction of Tapueaeroa River.  Dr Jon Tunnifcliffe, School of Environment

The synchronised displays allow researchers to investigate high resolution visual data using Windows compatible software. The 128 GB memory machine provides researchers with the capacity to render large data sets that are unsuitable for standard desktop or research lab computers. It is a powerful tool that helps researchers to understand, effectively capture and act on complex problems especially when dealing with huge volume of information. The set of visualisation platforms appropriate to specific tasks include:

  •  a 3D immersive capability,
  •  a massive, tiled-wall display, and
  • portable setup(s) for use in displays, open-days, and classrooms.

All services to be centrally run and supported from within the Centre for eResearch, and bookable by researchers. Researchers can get help in creating visualisations, selecting appropriate visualisation tools and running visualisation sessions. To book the visualisation facility, please contact the Centre Director Professor Mark Gahegan mark.gahegan@auckland.ac.nz