Now that you’ve seen pictures of the world’s largest LED display, this is what powers it: each side “requires a 48-drive RAID pumping data at a rate of 3.2GB/second to a custom-built PC — data is fed through graphics cards to multiple DVI pipes, which lead to six DVI pixel splitters (known as a Spyders).” Click here for first picture in gallery.

The splitters take video data of a specific resolution and upscale it to the size needed for the display. Once the data is crunched and formatted for the sign, it’s sent out via 4Gbps ethernet to one of more than 12,000 display modules that make up the ginormous billboard.

[via Gizmodo]

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