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CURVE Design & Planning: Technical Specs

Project site for CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment at Georgia State University Library (2013-2014)

CURVE Computers

Dell Precision T5610 Tower Workstation   
Processor Cores: 12        
Hard Drive: 460 GB solid state      
Graphics Card:
1GB NVIDIA Quadro K600 (for research workstations)
4GB NVIDIA Quadro K5000 (for interactWall and 4K Station)
RAM: 128GB (8x16GB)
Quantity: 10

Mac Pro    
Processor Cores: 6        
Hard Drive: 1TB        
Graphics Card: Dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each        
RAM: 32GB (4x8GB)
Quantity: 3

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing)
Kit D54250WYK
Small form factor PC used with video wall control system
Specs from Intel
More at PCMag


4K Research Workstation

84" 4K Ultra HD LCD with Interactive Multi-touch

  • Integrated by CineMassive Displays as part of the full visualization system
  • Linked to the CURVE interactWall with fiber optic cables and four (4) sets of HMDI-over-fiber receivers and transmitters

Vendor: Salitek
Model: SAL-SL84UDL

  • SAL-SL84UDL-TS adds an interactive touch capability solution to the display
  • 84-inch diagonal True QWUXGA 3840 × 2160 (~4K × 2K) resolution
  • Supports 60hz via superior highest quality processing
  • Innovative display technology allowing for very high resolution applications
  • Vivid imagery from IPS, edge-lit LED technology with local dimming
  • Typical applications include tactical military operations, command and control centers, and research and medical environments requiring very high resolution
  • For use in 24/7 demanding venues


  • Panel Technology: IPS, LED BLU
  • Diagonal: 84”
  • Resolution: QWUXGA 3,840 x 2,160(4K x 2K)
  • Brightness: 350cd/m²
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,600:1
  • In-put Signal: HDMI 2-ch 8-input
  • Control: RS-232/RJ45/USB(Service Port)
  • User Interface: OSD/IR/Keypad
  • Resolution: VGA ~ UXGA, QWUXGA 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p
  • Vertical Frequency: 50/58Hz~85Hz
  • Baud Rate: 9,600/14,400/19,200/38,400/57,600/115,200
  • Color Temp.: 6,500K ~ 10,000K
  • Power Management: Stand by, Power on, Sleeping Mode
  • Power: 500W(Max)
  • Stand by: < 0.8W
  • Weight(kg): 73Kg
  • Dimensions(mm) with touch frame:



NVIDIA Quadro K5000

GPU Specs

  • CUDA Cores: 1536
  • Single Precision Compute Performance: 2.1 Teraflops
  • Memory Size Total: 4GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: (GB/sec) 173 GB/s

Display Support

  • Dual Link DVI-I: 1
  • Dual Link DVI-D: 1
  • DisplayPort 1.2: 2
  • # of Digital Outputs: 4
  • Stereo (3-pin Mini-DIN): Optional
  • Maximum Display Resolution (Digital):
  • DVI-DL: Up to 330M Pixels/sec: (ex 1920x1200@120Hz, 2560x1600@60Hz)
  • DisplayPort 1.2: Up to 540M Pixels/sec & 17.3 Gbps data rate
  • (ex 3840x2160@60Hz 30bpp, 2560x1440@120Hz 30bpp, 4096x2160@24Hz 36bpp, 4096x2160@50Hz 30bpp )

Video Wall Processor

CineMassive Alpha Video Wall Processor
Alpha Controller

  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 8 GB High-Speed Memory (RAM)
  • Primary  Drive: 500 GB SATA
  • Integrated Backup Drive: 500 GB SATA
  • RAID Array: Raid 5 Upgrade Option Available
  • Variable Output Orientations Supported: 90° 180° 270°
  • Optical Drive: Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Read
  • Power Supply: 600 Watt, Redundant, Hot-Swappable
  • Serial Control: (2) RS-232 Serial Control Ports
  • Control Protocol Support: RS-232, IP
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • Network: (2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Wish List

3D Scanner

A 3D scanner will enhance research and learning by enabling students and instructors to convert physical artifacts into 3D digital objects for up-close study and analysis and for sharing with the broader public. CURVE proposes to purchase a 3D scanner and visualization software for creating virtual models of objects for learning and research across disciplines.  An added benefit is that these digital objects can be accessed from anywhere via the web, and are no longer confined to the classroom or laboratory.

Image: Scanning objects with a NextEngine 3D Scanner at the Virtual Curation Museum at VCU - - including this Acheulean Handaxe from South Africa (see excellent post from VCU undergraduate student).

NextEngine 3D Scanner -

with ScanStudio HD Pro and ScanStudio CAD Tools

Electro-optical architecture and NextEngine algorithms use an array of lasers to scan in parallel.

ScanStudio™ - Software to Scan, Align, Polish, and Fuse 3D Models - high-performance OpenGL 3D viewer.
SolidWorks Integration - Scan inside SolidWorks (Office Premium 2007+)
Native File FormatSolidWorks + NextEngine co-developed native format. No import or export needed.
Standalone UseScan - Studio works outside SolidWorks for creation of standard format scan output files.
Format Options - Scans can be output as STL, OBJ, VRML, XYZ, and PLY files.
File Size - 20MB for typical models, based on 10 facet scans.
Modeling Tools - Assemble views into a model conveniently with built-in Smart Alignment and trim tools.

Minimum System - 2 GHz Dual-core, 3GB RAM, 256MB graphics. Windows XP / Vista 32-bit.
Recommended - Quad-core, 4+ GB RAM, 512+ MB dedicated graphics. Windows 7/8 64-bit.
Interface - USB 2.0 high speed interface. USB cable included.
Power100 - 240 VAC built-in worldwide auto-switching power supply. AC cable included.
Eye Safety - Beam is about 1/1000th brightness of a laser pointer (users should avoid looking into the beam).
Tripod Mount - Stainless steel 1/4 - 20 thread standard screw mount for tripod setups.
Size - Compact 8.8" x 3.6" desktop footprint -10.9" high - approximately 7 lbs.

More Specs Coming Soon...

Core Design Team

Bryan Sinclair
Associate Dean & Project Lead
Georgia State University Library

Krista Graham
Head, Digital Library Services

Khyle Hannan
Library Facilities Coordinator

Joseph Hurley
Interim Director, CURVE

Technical Advisors:

Keith Campbell
Director, Technology Engineering
Information Systems & Technology

Davide Gaetano
IT Architect
Information Systems & Technology

Jack Reed
Geospatial Web Engineer
Digital Library Systems, Stanford University Libraries