The Deskside Silicon Graphics Prism visualization system handles projects that generate massive data sets, such as weather modeling and drug design. For scientific research, the platform allows researchers to interactively study molecules, cosmology models and simulated drug interactions all at once. It also enables engineers to view and analyze more time steps in an interactive workspace. Displays can be driven with up to 10 million combined pixels, as the system’s dual ATI FireGL graphics processors offer the ability to simultaneously serve four full-bandwidth channels. Leveraging single or dual Intel Itanium 2 processors, the system allows complex calculations to be handled locally.