Imagine a computer screen the size of a
wall. Now imagine researchers
immersing themselves in data
visualizations on the screen—looking for tell-tale clues that might go unnoticed on a PC-sized display. And there you have the Jacobs School's new visualization facility, located in Engineering Building I. The facility is next door to the lab of the Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters (WIISARD), a project led by ECE professor Ramesh Rao. While WIISARD will use the vizcenter as a prototype command-andcontrol center for disaster communications, all Jacobs School faculty will be able to access the 10-feet by 25-feet screen that will eventually permit 3D viewing.
San Diego Supercomputer Center visualization expert Mike Bailey displays counter-rotating parallel vortices (such as in the wake of an aircraft) using 3-D direct numerical simulations by MAE professor Keiko Nomura.