Presentation on theme: "Grid 2ooo i Empowering Global Research Community Networking "— Presentation transcript:
1Grid 2oooiEmpoweringGlobal ResearchCommunity NetworkingUniversity of Illinois at Chicago and Indiana Universityin collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Keio UniversityINET 2000, July 18-21, 2000, Yokohama, Japan,Maxine BrownElectronic Visualization LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
2iGrid: The International Grid Goal: To showcase the evolution andimportance of global research communitynetworkingScenes from iGrid 2000:
3iGrid: The International Grid iGrid highlights achievements in grid architecture development and application advancements in science, engineering, cultural heritage, distance education, media communications, and art and architecture24 demonstrations featuring technical innovations and application advancements requiring tele-immersion, large datasets, distributed computing, remote instrumentation, collaboration, human/computer interfaces, streaming media, digital video and high-definition television14 regions: Canada, CERN, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USAThe SC’98 International Grid (iGrid) research demonstrations showcase international collaborations using advanced high-speed networks, enabling researchers to work together, whether their colleagues live across the country or across the ocean, and to access geographically-distributed computing, storage, and display resources. The iGrid booth, jointly sponsored by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Indiana University, provides global connectivity so collaborators from the United States, Australia, Canada,Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Taiwan can demonstrate their use of advanced networks to solve complex computational problems.Enabling these international demonstrations is the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored initiative STAR TAP—the Science, Technology And Research Transit Access Point [www.startap.net]. Started in 1997, STAR TAP anchors the NSF vBNS (very high-speed Backbone Network Service) international program. Networks from Canada (CAnet-2), Singapore (SingaREN), Taiwan (TANet), Russia (MirNET), and the Asian-Pacific Advanced Network consortium (APAN) are connected; Indiana University is the lead institution of the APAN-USA joint venture, named TransPAC [www.transpac.org]. STAR TAP connections to the Nordic countries (NORDUnet), The Netherlands (SURFnet), France (RENATER), and Israel are imminent. Other USA federalagency advanced networks, notably the Department of Defense DREN, Department of Energy ESnet, and NASA NREN are also connected to STAR TAP. STAR TAP is managed by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Chicago’s Ameritech Advanced Data Services.The Electronic Visualization Laboratory and Indiana University, members of NCSA’s National Computational Science Alliance partnership, are working to advance the development of the International Technology Grid. The Grid is a prototype 21st century computational and information infrastructure integrating high-performance computers, visualization environments, remote instruments, and massive databases via high-speed networks to support advanced applications.
4iGrid 2000 CERN and the USA Distributed Particle Physics Research California Institute of Technology, USA, USACERNThis application demonstrates remote viewing and analysis of particle physics events. The application is the front end to an engineered object-oriented global system that incorporates grid middlewarefor authentication and resource discovery, a distributed object database containing several terabytes of simulated events, and a component that enables queries issued by the front-end application to be matched to available computing resources in the system (matchmaking service).
5iGrid 2000 Germany and Singapore MediaZineA Combination of Television, WWW,Telecommunications and 3D Computer GraphicsFraunhofer Institute Graphische Datenverarbeitung (IGD), GermanyCentre for Advanced Media Technology (CAM Tech), SingaporeAn interactive multimedia magazine, including text, images, live-audio, live-video, animations, 3D computer graphics and embedded electronic commerce and communication functions.
6iGrid 2000 Germany and the USA VROnline Monitoring and Steering ofRemote Black Hole SimulationsMax-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, GermanyKonrad-Zuse- Zentrum für Informationstechnik GermanyArgonne National Labs, USALawrence Berkeley National Labs, USA,NCSA, USAA demonstration of several remote monitoring, steering, and visualization tools for Remote Black Hole Simulations and Remote Visualization of Large-Scale Datasets.
7iGrid 2000 Germany, USA, Japan and UK VRTele-ImmersiveDistributed Simulation AnalysisSandia National Laboratories, USAHigh Performance Computing Center Stuttgart(HLRS), GermanyThanks to the Computer Services for Academic Research Centre (Manchester, UK), the Centre of Virtual Environments at University of Salford (UK), Tsukuba Advanced Computing Center (Japan) and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (USA) for additional supercomputing resources.This application emphasizes distributedparallel supercomputing and acollaborative virtual-reality computation steering environment applied to Grand Challenge problems.
8iGrid 2000 Greece and the USA VRTele-ImmersiveShared MiletusElectronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAFoundation for the Hellenic World, GreeceThanks to UIC for providing computing and networking resources.This Cultural Heritage demonstration takes visitors on a shared virtual voyage through the ancient Greek city of Miletus as it existed 2000 years ago.
9iGrid 2000 Japan Digital Cinema 2000: Super High Definition Digital MovieCommunication SystemNTT, JapanNTT’s digital movie system using SHD images transmits extra-high-quality, digital, full-color movies of 2048x2048 pixel resolution at 24 or 60 Hz using 155/622 Mbps ATM transmission systems.
10iGrid 2000 Japan VR Haptic Collaboration in a Networked Virtual Tele-ImmersiveHaptic Collaboration ina Networked VirtualEnvironmentGifu MVL Research Center, Telecommunications Advancement Organization (TAO), JapanUniversity of Tokyo, JapanA demonstration of wearable haptic gear (touch and force) communication, as well asvisual communication, between the CAVE at iGrid 2000 and CABIN at the University of Tokyo.
11iGrid 2000 Japan VR Plate Window Manager (PWM): 2D Window Manipulation System in a Virtual 3D WorldGifu MVL Research Center, Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan , JapanUniversity of Tokyo, JapanPWM accesses traditional 2D window systems and applications, such as web browsers, in a 3D virtual world with a virtual mouse.
12iGrid 2000 Japan VR Video Avatar Communication in a Networked Virtual Tele-ImmersiveVideo Avatar Communicationin a Networked VirtualEnvironmentMVL Research Center, Telecommunications Advancement Organization (TAO), JapanUniversity of Tokyo, JapanGifu TechnoplazaVideo avatars communicate among the CAVE at iGrid 2000, CABIN at the University of Tokyo and COSMOS at the Gifu Technoplaza.
13iGrid 2000 Japan and the USA VR Cultural Heritage in Virtual Reality Tele-ImmersiveCultural Heritage inVirtual RealityElectronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USAAdvanced Technology Center, University of Missouri, USAUniversity of Tokyo, JapanTelecommunications Advancement Organization (TAO), JapanNTT, JapanNippon Hosou Kyokai (NHK), JapanEnglish Department, UIC, USAUsing Cultural Heritage as an application driver, the goal of the Networked Virtual Environments Collaborative Trans-Oceanic Research (N*VECTOR) project is to link EVL’s CAVE and Tokyo’s CABIN in order to better understand the requirements of multiple media flows among sophisticated virtual-reality displays over great distances.
14iGrid 2000 Japan and the USA Data and Information Access Link (DIAL) NASA ESDIS/RITSS, USANASA GSFC, USANASDA, JapanNational Space Development Agency (NASDA)/RESTEC, JapanJeff Smith, NASA EOS, USADIAL is a web-based distributed system tosearch, access and visualize satellite remotesensing data for Global Change research. Incollaboration with NASDA and other institutions,NASA has DIAL servers set up to distribute satellite remote sensing data.NASA and NASDA also collaborate on the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM); 3D data is transferred from NASA to NASDA using TransPAC/APAN, processed and visualized for the web.
15iGrid 2000 Japan and USA High Speed Networking with Subaru Telescope in HawaiiUniversity of Tokyo, JapanNational Astronomical Observatory of JapanUniversity of HawaiiAPAN/KDD LaboratoriesAT&TThe Subaru Telescope in Hawaii is connected via a high-speed link to the INET 2000/ iGrid 2000 conference site in Yokohama, and high-definition astronomical images are quickly retrieved and downloaded. Real-time interactive classes and discussions with researchers also take place between Hawaii and Yokohama using high-quality multimedia communication tools.
16iGrid 2000 Japan and the USA Advanced Networking for Telemicroscopy National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research , UCSD, USASDSC, USAResearch Center for Ultra-High Voltage Electron Microscopy, Osaka Univ., JapanNLANR, USALawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USATwo online telemicroscopy systems, one at NCMIR and one at Osaka, use international research networks to provide interactive, remote control of high power microscopes.www-ncmir.ucsd.edu/
17iGrid 2000 The Netherlands and USA VRTele-ImmersiveALIVE: ArchitecturalLinked ImmersiveEnvironmentAcademic Computing Services Amsterdam (SARA), The NetherlandsElectronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAALIVE is used to evaluate the usability of collaborative virtual reality for architectural design.The ALIVE project started February 1999 at SARA in cooperation with EVL and OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). In February 1998, Rem Koolhaas won the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation International Design Competition for the new Campus Center at Illinois Institute of Technology’s historic Mies van der Rohe campus
18iGrid 2000 Singapore Human Anatomy Lecture-on-Demand National University of SingaporeThe NUS Integrated Virtual Learning Environment enables staff and students to communicate, exchange information, discuss and accesscustom learning materials and course-related web sites. “Lecture-on-Demand” (LoD) delivery makes students assume more responsibility, and provides greater flexibility, in learning. A prototype anatomy LoD, “The Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Canal,” is demonstrated.
19iGrid 2000 Singapore and the USA CyberCAD: Internet DistributedInteractive Collaborative DesignTemasek Polytechnic, SingaporeNational University of SingaporeIndiana University, USACyberCAD software has a controller-observer architecture to supportreliable point-to-point synchronousportable Collaborative ComputerAided Design (COCAD). It allows geographically dispersed designers to work and communicate together synchro-nously on 3D design models, regardless of platform.
20iGrid 2000 Sweden and USA VR Steering and Visualization of a Finite-Difference Codeon a Computational GridRoyal Institute of Technology, SwedenUniversity of Houston, USAThis application enables computational steering of electromagnetic simulations across distributed resources using interactive visualization in a virtual-reality environment.
21iGrid 2000 Taiwan and Germany VRTele-ImmersiveA Virtual GIS-Based3D Hydrodynamic Modelof Tamshui RiverNational Center for High-Performance Computing, TaiwanBrandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, GermanyDue to the dense population and rapid economicdevelopment of the Tamshui River, the largestestuarine system of the island, Taiwan isstudying the river’s hydrodynamic and water quality. Dirty water, air, soil and mudslides pose a threat to public health, causing deaths and property losses during the seasons of typhoon and heavy rain. Tele-immersion tools enable researchers to visualize and analyze the computed results.
22iGrid 2000 USA Access Grid Argonne National Laboratory, USA The Access Grid is the ensemble ofresources used to support group-to-grouphuman interaction across the grid. Itconsists of large-format multimediaprojective displays, presentation andinteractive software environments,interfaces to grid middleware, andinterfaces to remote visualization environments. The Access Grid is designed to support large-scale distributed meetings, collaborative teamwork sessions, seminars, lectures, tutorials and training.
23iGrid 2000 USA VR Argus: Controlling Real- Time Imaging Sensors from a Virtual EnvironmentBeckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USAECE, UIUC, USAComputer Science, UIUC, USAThis project streams 2D and 3D images from Argus, a room surrounded with cameras, into the CAVE using Crumbs volumetric rendering software. The project explores tradeoffs between sending 3D data volumes versus low-bandwidth, low-latency stereo pairs. This demonstration showcases how parallel video acquisition lends itself to viewing 3D scenes in different time zones.Argus consists of 64 optical cameras imaging a 14-foot diameter, 8-foot tall cylindrical volume. A 32-node Beowulf Linux cluster controls the camera array and performs image-processing algorithms. Argus delivers two kinds of data: full 3D data volumes (128 points per side; 2-8 volumes per second) and stereo image pairs for any viewpoint in the cylindrical volume.
24iGrid 2000 USA VR Blue Window Pane II Tele-ImmersiveBlue Window Pane IIIndiana University, USASpecial thanks to the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USABlue Window Pane II is a networked environment that explores communication building through whimsical characters, conceptual landscapes and sound-activated graphics. Using art as a communication tool for shared connectivity, participants collaborate in a world of dreams, dilemmas and reflections.
25iGrid 2000 USA VR TIDE: The Tele-Immersive Data Explorer Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USANational Center for Data Mining, University of Illinois at ChicagoTIDE is a CAVERNsoft-based collaborative, immersive environment for querying and visualizing data from massive and distributed datastores.
26iGrid 2000 USA VR Tele-immersive Image Based Rendering Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, USALawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USAThe Collaborative Image Based Rendering Viewer (CIBR View) is a CAVERNsoft-based tool for viewing animated sequences of image-based renderings from volume data. CIBR View was designed to allow DOE scientists to view volume renderings composed of 2D image slices.
27iGrid 2000 USA, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, Sweden, CERN, Spain, Mexico, Korea GiDVN: Global InternetDigital Video NetworkDigital Video Working Group, Coordinating Committee for International Research NetworksCERN, SwitzerlandAPAN, Japan; KDD, JapanAPAN-KR, Korea; Seoul National University, KoreaSURFnet, The NetherlandsDFSCA-UNAM, MexicoSingAREN, SingaporeUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya, SpainRoyal Institute of Technology, SwedenInt’l Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR), Northwestern, USAGiDVN projects are enhancing media capabilities for the next-generation Internet, enabling new applications to interoperate throughout the world.
28iGrid 2000 Of course, wherever they collaborate… They connect to Yokohama, Japan, too!
29iGrid Committees iGrid Co-Chairs and Organizing Institutions Tomonori Aoyama, The University of Tokyo, JapanTom DeFanti, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAJun Murai, Keio University/WIDE Project, JapanMichael A. McRobbie, Indiana University, USAiGrid Executive Management TeamMaxine Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAHiroshi Esaki, The University of Tokyo, JapaniGrid 2000 SupportersJapan Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT)Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)Foundation for MultiMedia Communications (FMMC), JapaniGrid 2000 Co-Organizing InstitutionsTelecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (TAO)Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), Japan
30iGrid Committees, continued… iGrid 2000 Organizing Committee AffiliationsElectronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at ChicagoIndiana UniversityPacific Interface, Inc.Argonne National LaboratoryAPAN, JapanAT&T Japan/ Concert JapanCommunications Research Laboratory, JapanConcert USAGemini Project, USAInternet2, USAKeio University/WIDE Project, JapanNAIST/WIDE Project, JapanNissho Electronics Corporation, JapanNTT, JapanOsaka University, JapanTelecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (TAO)University of Chicago, USAUniversity of Hawaii, USAUniversity of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute, USAThe University of Tokyo, JapanVRCO
31iGrid Committees, continued… iGrid 2000 ContributorsAmerican Power Conversion Japan Corp.APAN/TransPACAsia-Pacific Information Infrastructure (APII)AT&TCisco Systems K.K.Cisco Systems, Inc.ConcertFoundary Networks, Inc. / Mitsui & Co., Ltd.Gemini ProjectHitachi, Ltd.IBMIndiana UniversityKeio UniversityKDDLitton Network Access SystemsMKOCN (Mauna Kea Observatories Communication Network)MPT Japan Gigabit Network
32iGrid Committees, continued… iGrid 2000 Contributors, continued…National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Subaru Telescope)Nissho Electronics CorporationNTT Communications Corp.Osaka UniversityPNJ Communications, Inc.Settsu Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.SGI JapanSingapore Advanced Research & Education Network (SingAREN)Sony Marketing (Japan), Inc.STAR TAPSumitomo Corp.Time Warner Telecommunications, Hawaii, USATokyo Telecommunication Network Co., Inc.University of HawaiiUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoThe University of TokyoUniversity of WashingtonWIDE ProjectWire One Technologies, Inc.