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The ViSUS technology provides a faster way to view, align and annotate terabyte-scale data.

woman standing next to wall of screens.

There is great need for more efficient data-processing approaches as microscopes, telescopes and other instruments improve to acquire larger amounts of high-quality data. Big data tools are vital to advance understanding of the brain, universe and other topics, as evidenced by national efforts such as the BRAIN Initiative. Shown here is a portion of the macaque visual cortex shown using the ViSUS Powerwall viewer.

Credit: Vincent Horiuchi, University of Utah

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