The Visualization-Innovation-Science-Technology-Application (VISTA) Collaboratory is a state of the art visualization lab capable of displaying massive datasets in real time. It facilitates the visualization and collaborative exploration of large and complex datasets. It is equipped with:

  • A 50 mega-pixel display
  • Several high end graphics workstations (Windows, Linux, and Mac)
  • 10 Gbps direct fiber connection back to Research Data Center
  • Sound system
  • Video Conferencing capabilities
  • 6 tables with VGA, HDMI, audio, network, & power connections to allow several researchers to simultaneously share content directly off of their laptops to the 50 mega-pixel display
  • Seating for up to 40 individuals inside, with additional seating possible behind the glass wall
  • Privacy blinds for dealing with sensitive data
  • And of course - anaglyph 3D glasses

The VISTA is very flexible and has been used for

  • Analysis of high resolution and/or multidimensional datasets
  • Collaborative research with a few individuals
  • Research group meetings
  • Video conferencing
  • Workshops
  • Symposium
  • Classes

Please note that reservations are required to use the VISTA, please see our Reservations page for more information.

The VISTA Collaboratory is located in Carlson library. Upon entering Carlson Library, take the glass staircase (or elevator) down to the 1st floor and head straight past all of the computer workstations to the far end of the building. You should see large lettering on the outside of the VISTA Collaboratory. If you need to reach someone in the VISTA, you can call 585-276-7098.