School of GeoSciences

Airborne Data Laboratory

To process the very large volumes of data generated by our airborne operations we run a suite of purpose built workstations with appropriate software licences.

Dedicated workstations and software are provided for handling the very large datasets produced by airborne platforms – in particular for image processing using structure-from-motion techniques and multi- and hyper-spectral image processing.

We have four workstations on strength. All are custom built and optimised for cost-effective processeing of airborne datasets. Memory capacity is genreally the limiting factor in the size of task that can processed; our workstations range in memory capacity from 64Gb to 256Gb.

The ADL workstations are available to UoE researchers and students for use with datasets generated either through AIrborne GeoSciences, or collected independantly.

The most commonly used software packages for processing areial imagery and multispectral datasets with the ADL are Aigisoft Photoscan and Pix4D.

Access to the ADL resources are managed according to the procedures laid out in the ADL Operations Manual (secured).

 

Airborne Data Laboratory Workstations
Workstation CPU GPU Memory
SAMSON

I7-4930K 6-core (12 with hyper-threading)

2 x AXRX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC 330MHz

64 Gb
ATHENA

I7-7820X 8-core (16 with hyper-threading)

1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB  OC:1670

128 Gb
EOS I7-7820X 8-core (16 with hyper-threading)

1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB  OC:1670

128 Gb
GOLIATH 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2640V4 / 2.4 GHz processor Total: 20 cores, 40 threads

2 x ASUS GTX1080TI-FE Boost Clock : 1582 MHz

256 Gb