UC San Diego
Doors to Internet2 Participants
About 500 expected to visit SDSC and Calit2 on October 10
October 2, 2007
By Warren R. Froelich and Doug Ramsey
UC San Diego will open its doors Wednesday, October 10 to visitors attending the fall 2007 Internet2 Network Performance Workshop, a gathering of some of the nation’s leading researchers and educators in advanced networking.
About 500 members of the Internet2 community are expected to participate in tours at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), both at UCSD. Some of the latest innovations and applications in the field are slated to be showcased.
The fall meeting, taking place October 8-11 at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center, is hosted by the university and will also feature talks during its general sessions by Fran Berman, SDSC’s director, who will be moderating a panel October 11 on “Cyberstructure: The Way Forward;” and Calit2 director Larry Smarr, whose keynote on October 9 will focus on “lambda networking.”
Some of the demonstrations planned for SDSC include:
- AmericaView: Delivering Remote Sensing Data via Internet2. The goal here is to give users fast access to large data objects in the AmericaView collection, which features historic and current satellite remote sensing imagery from across the United States. Developed by Stephen F. Austin University.
- Codian High Definition MCU and IP Video Conference Recorder. Demonstrations are expected to show how this technology can transform standard definition and enhanced definition images by up to 4 times the resolution, for superior quality images consistently, no matter their origin. Developed by Codian.
- Globus MEDICUS: Federation of DICOM Medical Imaging Devices into HealthGrid. This open-source project integrates grid technology for healthcare and clinical research, allowing images to be stored and discovered anywhere on the grid, including remote field hospitals. Developed by the University of Southern California.
- Enabling Virtual Organizations. This system, released June 2007, is targeted to the high energy and nuclear physics community who will require enhanced networking performance as they enter the startup period of the LHC, the world’s large physics experiment, based at CERN in Switzerland. Developed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
- Internet2 Commons Virtual Demo Room. Vendors on the show room floor are expected be able to connect to anyone, anywhere in the world with Internet2 Commons, allowing participants to ask questions and remotely see demonstrations of the vendor’s equipment. Developed by Internet2 and The Ohio State University.
- IOCOM HD: Redefining Telepresence. This software (formerly inSORS) was recently enhanced, with the goal of providing several high-definition resolutions without unreasonable bandwidth demands. Developed by IOCOM.
- SCOPIA Desktop: A Revolutionary Way to Connect. Using this software is expected to allow a video network to be accessible to any member of an organization, enhancing collaborations. Developed by RADVISION.
- Video Communication Using Scalable Video Coding. The goal here is to allow broad-based deployment of video communications, bringing price, performance and quality of video communication in line with user expectations. Developed by Layered Media.
SDSC experts also will demonstrate the latest earthquake simulations for Southern California in the Synthesis Center, housed in the Calit2 headquarters building, Atkinson Hall. The TeraShake project offers second-by-second details of the impact of the potential major earthquake along the Southern San Andreas Fault.
Warren R. Froelich, 858-822-3622
Doug Ramsey, 858-822-5825