01 PlanetariumSan Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park has one of the world’s largest digital projection systems: six projectors working together to project a 4096 x 4096 pixel image that seems to extend beyond your peripheral vision. With the six projectors in the planetarium, they show off the story of life.

While the story of life is a fascinating tale, what’s more interesting is the technology that’s used to make all this possible. If you thought NVDIA’s GPUs were only used in powering your favorite games on your computer, you’re wrong. The projection system is made possible with 24 computers;all powered by NVIDIA GPUs. 12 computers are used to render the images, and 12 more are hooked up to the projectors to project the video onto the 75′ display.

Hit the break to watch a video about the technology behind the projectors. Find out more about the California Academy of Science.

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