1.2. Example Hardware Setups

Corelyzer will work on most laptops or desktops built since ~2005, running Mac OS 10.5 or higher or Windows XP or higher, and is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. To maximize performance, we suggest prioritizing high-end 3D graphics cards, processor speed, and RAM (in that order). Solid-state drives may offer a further performance boost. Larger monitors give more workspace and a better view, but performance does degrade somewhat as each monitor is added to the system. In multi-panel setups, monitors with thin bezel (border/edge strip) will provide a better experience. Some examples of CoreWall setups are described below. For more information, please contact the people listed.

1.2.1. ANDRILL - Antarctica Geological Drilling

ANDRILL's CoreWall Hardware Spec: an Apple Mac Pro with nVidia Quadro FX 4500 graphics card. 2 30" Apple Cinema Displays. Contact: Josh Reed

Figure 1.1. ANDRILL CoreWall Setup

ANDRILL CoreWall Setup

1.2.2. Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago

EVL's CoreWall Hardware Spec: a Dell Pentium 4 XPS PC with 3 PCI nVidia Quadro FX500 graphics cards. 5 20" ViewSonic LCD Displays. Contact: Andy Johnson

Figure 1.2. EVL CoreWall Setup

EVL CoreWall Setup

1.2.3. National Lacustrine Core Facility, University of Minnesota

LacCore's CoreWall Hardware Spec: Dell Precision T3500 with Intel Xeon W3550 3.0GHz / 8M L3 processor at 4.8 GT/s, 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, dual 768MB NVIDIA Quadro FX1800 graphics cards running 4 x 30-inch Dell displays. WinXP. Contact: Anders Noren

Figure 1.3. LacCore CoreWall Setup

LacCore CoreWall Setup

1.2.4. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Earth Institute at Columbia University

LDEO's CoreWall Hardware Spec: a Mac Pro with 4 nVidia GeForce 7300 GT graphics cards. 6 Apple 23" Cinema Displays. More Information Contact: Sean Higgins

Figure 1.4. LDEO CoreWall Setup

LDEO CoreWall Setup