HoloLens arrives at Research IT

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vDAL is a bookable space in Research IT where researchers can access VR, MR, mobile devices and high-end graphics workstations for testing, prototype development and collaboration with Research Software Engineers.  We are now pleased to announce the addition of the Microsoft HoloLens to our vDAL.

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Harnessing the GPU power of Research IT’s vDAL

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Research IT’s vDAL (Visualization and Data Analysis Laboratory), isn’t only a place for exploring different realities with your research with VR, but a way to test out graphically intensive research.

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Research IT Club February Presentations

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It was great to see such a good turnout for the February Research IT club – thank you to everyone who came along! If you were unable to attend all the presentations are now available at the links below. There are updates on research IT infrastructure and software engineering and applications support as well as the presentations on our new Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory (vDAL) and the launch of a new university wide service – Digital Image Viewer.

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Research IT Club – Visualization and Digital Image Viewing

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Come along to the Research IT club on the 13th of Feb to hear more about our brand new Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory – vDAL and the launch of a new university wide service – Digital Image Viewer.  There will also be updates on the latest news from Research IT infrastructure and Applications and Software.

The abstracts for the event at 3pm on the 13th of Feb in Rm 4.4 Roscoe are below and we ask all attendees to register for the event.

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Fantastic Voyages in a Virtual World

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Data visualization, virtual reality (VR) and mixed/augmented reality (MR/AR) technologies offer exciting opportunities for researchers to explore and understand their research data. Prominent in the news and rapidly evolving, the technology is finally having a massive impact. Research IT has identified this as a largely untapped potential within the research environment and is now formally announcing vDAL – The Visualization And Data Analysis Laboratory.

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Research IT Club December Presentations

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the Christmas Research IT Club and to those who took the opportunity to ask questions!  If you were unable to attend all the presentations are now available at the links below.  There are updates on research IT infrastructure and software engineering and applications support as well as the presentations from our guest speakers –  Dr Antony Payton from the Division of Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences and Malcolm Whitehouse, CIO IT Services.

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Christmas Research IT Club

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Come along to the Research IT club in December to find out more about all the large research IT infrastructure procurements that are coming soon as well as the use of HTC Vive Pro in VR teaching. There will also be a presentation from Malcolm Whitehouse, CIO of IT Services about his vision for a digital university.

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