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My work here in Baghdad... - 03-17-2008, 11:39 PM

A few people have asked what I do here, and I finally got some pictures of my work area when it is "sanitized" (all secure stuff turn off), because we are doing some construction.. Here's a few pics..


First one is a horrible pic, (I didn't take it..) but it shows the row where Gen Petraeus takes his morning briefing.. The big video wall is very similar to what is behind the news anchors on some of the networks.

A server with about 30 something video cards runs this wall. Fourteen inputs in, twelves outs to each of the "cubes". Each input is individually croppable, and can be stretch to fill any portion of the screen. Special software manipulates the resolution of each input in order to make it presentable when stretched.

There are intercom systems at each position, and these interface with a videoteleconferencing unit that links to other sites to provide audio/video communication.

None of this is classified information, as this is no that unusual a setup for a large companies' Network Operations Center, or any other sort of command and control setup.

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03-17-2008, 11:42 PM

A better picture of part of the video wall..
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Edited to remove picture as photographer acknowledged this one probably was okay, but better safe than sorry....

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03-17-2008, 11:46 PM

whats a setup like that cost?

it would look awesome in the Home Theater room..



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Very interesting Russ..I'm sure it is even more interesting than you let on..Keep our guys safe over there....


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A better picture of the room, includes a little ceiling architecture..
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whats a setup like that cost?

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Let's just say.. even with a healthy paycheck...I can't afford to accidentally break anything...

And funny as it may seem... Only half the cost of the system is the actual screens... It takes some fairly complicated stuff to route the video signals to the wall, 5 plasmas in this room, and route them to another two rooms besides..

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03-18-2008, 04:50 AM

Now how is all that equiptemt use to win the War, beside doing a morning breefing?
  
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03-18-2008, 05:06 AM

Can you send emails with those computers also? ;-)


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03-18-2008, 05:45 AM

That would make an awesome WoW rig.

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Bank on, Russ - 03-18-2008, 05:51 AM

Bank on brother! You know I'm 100% for you and the fellas there, be they in or out of the military. If I was 40 years younger I'd be hanging with you.
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That would make an awesome WoW rig.

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