Research Portals

Affiliated Sites

National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR)
Center for Research in
Biological Systems
Basic Science Building, Room 1000
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Dept. Code 0608
La Jolla, CA 92093-0608 USA
Voice: (858) 534-0276
Fax: (858) 534-7497

Scalable Adaptive Graphical Environment
(SAGE) for Windows 32-bit

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Download NCMIR's port of the Scalable Adaptive Graphical Environment (SAGE) for Windows 32-bit environments. This software has been developed, through support from Microsoft R&D, to build and configure scalable tile displays with potentially hundreds of megapixels of contiguous display resolution.

SAGE is a graphics streaming architecture, originally developed by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago (, for supporting high-resolution, scalable and collaborative scientific visualization environments. It is primarily designed to be run as a thin middleware on a high bandwidth-enabled, cluster-driven tile displays. It allows users to treat the high-resolution distributed displays as one contiguous desktop where users can move/resize application windows. SAGE is network centric and the applications running on these displays need not run locally. The applications can be run on remote machines or clusters, and they can stream their pixel frame buffers to SAGE-enabled tile displays.


Instructions on how to install and configure software and hardware can be found here: Building Windows Viz-Walls

Binary Downloads (Win32 only)

SAGE v2.0

SAGE UI v2.84

VLC 0.8.4 for SAGE (Alpha release: For playing movies and live HD streaming)