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1 UCSD Site Report to the IAB Sheldon Brown Site Director June 12 2013 UMBC

2 Overview 2 Next Generation Digital Media Existing Projects Client Server Systems for Next Gen Media – Virbela and User Analytics Future Cinema - Hybrid Multicore Systems for new forms of Cinema The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination –Inaugural events, Partnership Recruitment, Imaginarium Open CL Physics New Projects Analyzing HPC tools for Robustness Behavior of Virtual World Entities: Digenomics

3 Overview 3 Staffing Sheldon Brown, Site Director Erik Hill, Lead Software Engineer David Firestein, Programmer Analyst Alex Howland, Project Manager Vikki DeVries, Administrator Pardis Miri, Grad Student, CS Gina Chen, Undergrad Kittinan Ponkaew, Undergrad, CS Kiyofumi J Tokunaga, Undergrad, Environmental Engineering Joey Ly, Undergrad, CS Wes Hawkins, Undergrad, ICAM Alexander Pakzad, Undergrad, ICAM Affiliated Faculty, David Kirsh, Cog Sci, Erik Viire, Neurosciences, Todd Coleman, Bio-engineering, Brian Keating, Physics, Scott Makeig, Neurorscience, Ayse Saygin, Cog Sci.

4 Calit2 215,000 gross square feet Clean room including: Circuits laboratory Optical networking laboratory Rooftop "antenna garden" New Media Arts research labs: 200-seat auditorium Gallery, Black Box, High Def production, motion capture, Gamelab, spatialized audio, virtual reality, 3D fabrication

5 UCSD Facilities IBM z10 mainframe with the San Diego Supercomputer Center 4 Blade QS20 Cell Cluster, QS22 Blade 4 Dual Xeon Blades 4 CPU Xeon Server SDSC Storage Array nVidia Fermi Experimental Game Lab - quad core PC's - Nvidia 580 and Quadro 5400 16 sided StarCAVE (immersive VR stereo surround environment) 300 Megapixel tiled display wall 55 screen tiled 3D Varrier screen display. 4K cinema technology - Sony SXRD Projector, JVC 4K projection, Zaxel 4K servers, JPEG2000 encoder/decoder, 10gb network streams, Prototype 4K and stereo display panel prototypes Spatialized Audio Research Lab - 26 Channel 3D sound lab Motion Capture/Computer Vision Research Lab - 24 channel VICON motion capture system, 3D laser scanning, structured light, multi-channel video. VR Development Lab - variety of interfaces and display types Optiputer network environment - Global Lambda Infrastructure 3D Fabrication Lab - rapid prototyping and CNC machining tools

6 Products and Activities since last meeting. Virtual World Exhibitions May 3rd to June 30th : Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, RussiaKrasnoyarsk Museum Center July 18th to September 8th: Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RussiaMultimedia Art Museum December 19th to February 16th 2014: Champs-Libres, Rennes, FranceChamps-Libres Conferences Panels Lectures Diagnosing Unbounded Heap Growth in C++ Software. 2012, IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation. Luxembourg Launch events for Clarke Center – Kavli Seminar Series Future Visions Literary Imagination Starship Century Neuroscience of Art Papers: LaFayette, C., Rikakis, T., Cox, D., Nadarajan, G., Strohecker, C., Jennings, P., Wardrip-Fruin, N., Malina, R., Brown, S., Gibb, A. 2013. SEAD: Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design. Leonardo Journal. 46:2. Upcoming: What If? How we might create new knowledge in our new world of possibilities. Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution Website:

7 Display output is highly malleable, as demonstrated by ongoing exhibitions of underlying system for the Scalable City. From multi user desktops, to multiscreen immersive displays Zacheta Gallery – Warsaw E3 – Los Angeles Ars Electronica –Austria India International Center – New Delhi Museum of Contemporary Art - Shanghai National Academy of Science, Wash. DC Siggraph 2007 Exploratorium – San Francisco Supercomputing 2007 FILE, Sao Paulo, Brazil Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Gallery Gallery@calit2 Beall Center for Art and Technology Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Keio University 3D Media Film Festival, Belgium SPIE Festival San Jose, CA CES, Las Vegas Supercomputing 2009 LA Freewaves, LA CA Real Fake Exhibit, CSU Sacramento New This Year: Maison dallieurs, Switzerland Dutch Film Festival Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Russia Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Russia Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow Champs-Libres, Rennes, France

8 Sponsors Existing Sponsors: IBM provide dues and in-kind Lexis Nexus – In kind membership Digenomics – dues paying Discussions with new members: Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination is cultivating founding corporate sponsors. Major partner in final stage discussions – still possible member Sony –Provided $130K of equipment in the past 6 months. Virbela virtual world project developed with grant from GMAC to Rady Business school 8

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