2005 Computer Setup. Two computers power the 9 displays. The laptop ran Windows XP and the desktop ran FreeBSD. Synergy allows the use of one mouse and keyboard to control input devices on both machines via the network. (Yes, I used an ssh tunnel for the synergy connection). The slow draw rate on the lower monitors caused me to later consolidate them into 2 larger monitors powered by one graphics card instead of the 3 cards used here.