Extreme Ultra-High-Resolution (62.9 MegaPixel) Immersive Scientific Visualization Facility
Sandia National Laboratories’ 880 VIEWS Corridor (2001)
(Sandia National Laboratories’ flagship visualization facility from 2001-2004)
Note: David Logsted was on the design team for this facility and supervised the construction. Additionally, he was responsible for the setup, calibration and ongoing operation/maintenance of the facility, including the array wall.
Note:VIEWS stands for Visual Interactive Environment for Weapons Simulation. Corridor is a term adopted by Sandia in the late 1990s to represent a pathway through which large volumes of data are funnelled from computation (large-scale compute clusters) to the eye/mind of the scientist and engineer. Thus a “VIEWS Corridor” is meant to describe a viewing environment wherein scientists and engineers may interract with their computational data in a very seemless, fluent way. The term was originally meant to be applied to all scientific visualization facilities, but it was only applied to the First VIEWS Corridor (2000) and the MESA WIF VIEWS Corridor (2008). The JCEL Vislab and the MESA Microlab facilities do not have the VIEWS Corridor moniker, although they are visualization facilities.