One of the Highest Resolution Tiled-Displays in the World.

The cluster provides users with the ability to perform visualizations on a large 6x3 tiled display of Samsung 8K monitors: an aggregate resolution of 597 megapixels. This configuration allows for an exploration of visualizations at an extremely high level of detail and quality compared to a typical moderate pixel count projector.

Software developed by TACC staff, such as DisplayCluster and Massive Pixel Environment (MPE) allow the distributed display to be controlled easily. The cluster allows users access to over 74GB of graphics memory, 1.28TB of system memory, 19TB aggregate local disk storage, and 232 processing cores.

System Specifications

Stallion's configuration enables the processing of datasets at massive scale, and the interactive visualization of substantial geometries. A large, shared file system is available to enable the storage of terascale size datasets.


Monitors 18x Samsung 8k 65” QLED
Resolution 597 Mpixel (46080 x 12960)

Head Nodes

Processors 2x Intel Sandy Bridge 2687W
Cores/Node 8
Clock Rate 3.1Ghz
Operating System CentOS 6
Memory/Node 128GB DDR-3
Local Disk 1TB
Network Dell PowerVault NX3100 36TB Disk Space

Render Nodes

Processors 36x Intel Sandy Bridge 2667W
Cores/Node 6
Clock Rate 2.9Ghz
Operating System CentOS 6
Memory/Node 64GB DDR-3 (1.15TB aggregate)
Local Disk/Node 64GB DDR-3 (1.15TB aggregate)

User Guide

Access full documentation on system architecture, software, new & advanced user information, best practices, and troubleshooting.

Stallion User Guide

Stallion White Paper

For more information about development, read Stallion’s White Paper: A Practical Guide to Large Tiled Displays.

Stallion White Paper

Massive Pixel Environment (MPE)

A Processing library for easily extending sketches to distributed display environments.

> Go To MPE Project


A software environment for interactively driving large-scale tiled displays.

> Go To DisplayCluster