The UTSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory (VizLab) allows researchers from all disciplines of art, science, and engineering to conduct simulation and visualization research to better understand complex phenomena and translate data into images on large-scale and high-resolution visualization walls or other display devices.

The laboratory supports UTSA's mission of teaching, research, and community engagement and contributes to UTSA's goal to recruit the world's top computational researchers. UTSA faculty, students, and staff who are interested in utilizing the VizLab should contact the RCSG by clicking here

The VizLab was funded by the National Science Foundation under the Major Research Instrumentation Program. Award Number: 0923468 The Principle Investigator for this project was Dr. Yusheng Feng, and Co-Principal Investigators include: Dr. Ruyan Guo, Dr. Harry Millwater, Dr. Brent Nowak, and Dr. Heather Shipley.

The VizLab is available to any student organization, outreach program, classroom lecture, and external organization.

VizWall features:

  • 24 high-definition 32" monitors.
  • 115 million pixels versus 2 million on a 1080P TV

VizLab Virtual Reality:

  • HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
  • Discover virtual reality with different educational apps on the lab’s virtual reality headset. We have virtual reality apps for all majors
  • Use Google Earth to see crisp displays of your favorite areas and geography
  • Use Oculus Rift to see how blood cells function in the human body

Nemo features:

  • 3 computational nodes, one head node, and a storage node
  • GPU/HPC high-performance hybrid computational cluster
  • Each node is powered by a dual 10-core Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 3.1GHz processors (25M Cache), 32GB of ram, and dual Nvidia Quadro M2000 (4GB each)
  • 60 computational cores and 4,608 CUDA GPU cores
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Linux distribution on Dell Precision 7910 Workstations
  • NEMO runs the software that operates the Visualization Wall (VizWall)

Additional Features:

  • 115 million pixels versus 2 million on a 1080P TV
  • 85" 3D stereoscopic TV display
  • Two high-performance workstations running Windows 10**
  • Dual Intel Xeon processors with a total of 16 CPU cores
  • 64GB RAM
  • NVidia Quadro M4000 CAD video Cards (a perfect solution for interactive 3D modeling)
  • 500GB Solid State Disk (SSD) drives

**By comparison, a typical desktop computer offers:

  • Single Intel Xeon processors with 8 CPU cores
  • 8GB RAM
  • Standard video card
  • 500GB SATA disk drive