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Researchers using parallel processing computing could save thousands by using an Xbox

A new study by a University of Warwick researcher has demonstrated that researchers trying to model a range of processes could use the power and capabilities of a particular XBox chip as a much cheaper alternative to other forms of parallel processing hardware.

Dr Simon Scarle, a researcher at the University of Warwick’s International Digital Laboratory (WMG), wished to model how electrical excitations in the heart moved around damaged cardiac cells in order to investigate or even predict cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal electrical activity in the heart which can lead to a heart attack). To conduct these simulations using traditional CPU based processing one would normally need to book time on a dedicated parallel processing computer or spend thousands on a parallel network of PCs.

Mon 14 Sep 2009, 15:47 | Tags: Visualisation Research

WMG researchers creating 'virtual cocoon'

WMG researchers at the University of Warwick have joined a  team of scientists from universities across the UK to begin work on the project to use the latest advances in virtual reality to enable users to go on safari from the comfort of their own front rooms.
Wed 04 Mar 2009, 12:25 | Tags: Visualisation

Scientists bring 2000-year-old painted warrior to life

A 2000-year-old painted statue is being restored to her original glory by scientists from WMG at the University of Warwick, the University of Southampton, and the Herculaneum Conservation Project.

Wed 07 Jan 2009, 10:34 | Tags: Metrology Partnerships Visualisation

State of the art scanner gives new life to classic cars

STATE-OF-THE ART SCANNER GIVES NEW LIFE TO CLASSIC CARS**TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER The Lea Francis Hyper as it is today** Britain has a unique motoring heritage – most of it preserved in museums – but researchers at WMG are to use high-technology to breathe new life into our classic autos. WMG’s Craftsmanship team, based at the University of Warwick, have recently installed a £350,000 laser measurement machine, supplied by Metris UK, that can accurately measure – to the nearest micron – anything from the smallest component up to full size cars. And on Tuesday 13 November they will demonstrate this technology by laser scanning a priceless Lea Francis Hyper – winner of the 1928 Ulster TT race – to develop a unique computer model of the car.

Thu 08 Nov 2007, 11:25 | Tags: Metrology Public engagement Visualisation

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