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UA Fairbanks to close virtual reality lab

by on February 4, 2010

The “Discovery Lab” at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will, sadly, be closing in just a few months.  The money used to run the facility, which consisted of a CAVE & Powerwall configuration, will be used for other projects:

The lab run by the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center is to close by May 1. Center spokeswoman Debra Damron tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the $250,000 needed each year to run the lab will be used to help operate a new data-storage facility and supercomputer.

Always sad to see a virtual reality center close.

via UA Fairbanks to close virtual reality lab – KTUU.com | Alaska’s news and information source |. via InsideHPC