Yesterday I got back from WWDC – what a week! In addition to the prepared demo of Google Earth, Amira and VMD, we have managed to get two additional applications to run on the display wall through Chromium: LigandScout (molecular modeling) and SOAP (GPS satellite analysis).
The display wall was gorgeous, and even bigger than expected. We had a total of 18 30-inch Cinema Displays, arranged in a 6×3 layout. The other hardware was also standard Apple hardware you’ll get at the store: nine MacPro’s with a ATI x1900 graphics card, gigabit ethernet and one MacPro as the master to run the applications.
People walking by were stunned by the size of the wall, and all applications looked fantastic and showed a variety of use cases. Often people lost a sense of scale and assumed we use 23-inch displays 😉
In the afternoons I’ve had some time to attend the conference, and heard quite a few interesting talks.
Drop me a note or a comment if you’ld like to see a specific application picture.