Monash CAVE2 upgraded by NVIDIA and Dell

Monash CAVE2 upgraded by NVIDIA and Dell

02 Mar 2015

We are pleased to announce that the graphics capability of the CAVE2 has been upgraded, following a generous donation of 20 new K5200 Quadro graphics cards from NVIDIA and Dell, partners of the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform.

The addition of 20 K5200 cards, replacing the previous generation K5000 cards, delivers the following improvements to the system:

  • doubled our capacity for "small" images from 4GB to 8GB in size;
  • increased the single largest image we can render from 160GB to 240GB;
  • increased our raw single precision computational capacity by 20 per cent; and
  • increased our double precision computational capacity by sixfold.

These new performance parameters will enable the exploration of larger and more detailed datasets in the Monash CAVE2, further accelerating research and discovery outcomes.