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NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 1 Collaborative Tools in ATLAS Scope of this Presentation ATLAS Requirements of Collaborative Tools Communication Archiving Training Tools Currently in Use by ATLAS Video Conferencing Phone Conferencing Application Sharing Electronic Archiving Adequacy of the Current Infrastructure Immediate Needs Future Possibilities for ATLAS Longer Term
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 2 ATLAS Requirements Why are Collaborative Tools of Particular Interest to the LHC Experiments? Size and Global Dispersion of the Collaborations Construction at Many Different Globally Dispersed Sites 150 Institutes (81 non-member) Need for Communication between Sites and CERN Duration of the Experiments Archival of Communications Need for Training of New Members Involvement of Universities Separation of Students from Teachers Separation of Both from the Experiment (or Home Institute) Cost Travel Budgets Lost Time!
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 3 Tools Currently in Use by ATLAS Video Conferencing CODEC (ESnet reservation system) Guaranteed bandwidth (ISDN dedicated line) Must be equipped Must reserve multi-point conferences in advance (1 week) VRVS (packet-based system) Bandwidth can vary (for now) No need for special lines / equipment (anyone can join) Higher learning curve (more prone to problems) Provides limited application-sharing (whiteboards) Provides video archiving “Free” Netmeeting Phone Conferencing CERN (and probably most other institutes) Reservation system, Speaker Phones
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 4 Tools Currently in Use by ATLAS Application Sharing Tools Standard: PC Anywhere, VNC, … Other: Habeneros / WIRED,... Functions Communication between construction / design sites Future monitoring of experiment Electronic Archiving Tools WRTP for VRVS Syncomat / Clipboard Functions Video Conference Recording Lecture Archiving
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 5 Lecture Archiving Recording of Meetings Partial solution to the time-zone problem Provides an accurate historical record Some may not like this… Recording of Lectures Powerful Training Tool Partial solution to Teacher / Student separation problem Ongoing Projects Web Lecture Archive Project (Michigan / CERN project) CERN Summer Student Lectures Academic Training Lectures ATLAS Plenary Meetings ATLAS Software Lecture Series (U.S. ATLAS NSF pilot project) Currently recording A. Dell’Acqua GEANT4 lectures
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 6 Lecture Archiving Web Lecture Archive Project Pilot Project funded by U. Michigan to test lecture archive tools Summer Student Lectures Software Training for LHC ATLAS Plenary Meeting Outcome Archived 80 % of the lectures (rather than a few) Nearly every student left with a CD-ROM Mick Storr took an immediate interest for CERN Academic Training Recorded some academic training lectures, hired a technical student Torsten Akesson asked for all ATLAS Plenary Sessions to be archived Current Status Archive “Engine Room” set up for Academic Training Effort underway to create a CERN Service Mick Draper of HR, CERN Auditorium Technicians, Webcast Team, VRVS,… Large Archive now exists
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 7 Lecture Archiving ATLAS Software Lecture Series Pilot Project funded by U. S. ATLAS Andrea Dell’Acqua now recording series of GEANT4 lectures Study of Web-Based Learning Support from U. Michigan Media Union Goal Do our best to emulate a student sitting at a PC with Andrea looking over her shoulder Evaluate success or failure Why U.S. ATLAS? 262 members from 33 institutes 4000 miles and 2 days / ATLAS (Muon, Computing,…) Week
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 8 Adequacy of Current Infrastructure Current CERN Video Conferencing Infrastructure 58-S-006 Capacity 30 CODEC system only (serves all of CERN) 40-S2-A01 (Salle Anderson) Capacity 100 VRVS and CODEC (camera in back) Optimized for Presentations (not meetings) 40-5-A01 (CMS) Capacity 45 VRVS and CODEC (Polycom speakers) 40-4-C01 (ATLAS) Capacity 30 VRVS and CODEC (microphones and speakers) Coming soon: 40-R-D01 (ATLAS) VRVS and CODEC (Polycom speakers) To be equipped November 2000
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 9 Adequacy of Current Infrastructure Video Conferencing Inadequacies Minimal ATLAS Support for Video Conferencing No equivalent to Caltech program on CMS No experts on equipment Hardware in conference rooms Hardware / Software on personal computers Not enough rooms equipped Shouldn’t all of our plenary sessions, meetings, conferences be broadcast? It should be a habit It should be simple The existing rooms have severe problems Sound set-up for CODEC / VRVS not really compatible Transparency viewing very poor Scan converter? VNC? NOBODY will take responsibility for the infrastructure Seems to me like a CERN problem, but It is an ATLAS problem to get CERN to act
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 10 Adequacy of Current Infrastructure Phone Conferencing No Problem (in my opinion) Application Sharing Ongoing work by VRVS team VNC It would be useful to investigate ATLAS applications Visualization tools (WIRED) Slides Electronic Archiving There is no current infrastructure for ATLAS Mick Storr is interested in CERN Academic Training I am interested in the ATLAS Muon Database Excellent opportunity for ATLAS to play a lead role Plenary meetings, Software Training, etc.
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 11 Future Possibilities for ATLAS Video Conferencing Conference Rooms Installation/maintenance of facilities in Building 40 amphitheaters (C, D) Installation/maintenance in small meeting rooms Personal Computers Installation/support of standard systems for VRVS Electronic Archiving Service for Meetings and Plenary Sessions Video recording, construction, uploading of archives Installation of a Facility for Training Equipped Laptop, Camera, Lighting, Sound, etc. Liaison to experts at Michigan and elsewhere General Issues A joint role in Collaborative R & D for LHC experiments The CERN LHC Video Conferencing Project ends this year Networking R & D Joint Michigan/ANL/CERN Initiative Underway QoS reservations through bandwidth brokers
NCB - 31 August 2000Collaborative Tools in ATLAS - S.GoldfarbPage 12 Summary Collaborative Tools Already Fundamental to ATLAS Weekly Software Meetings Plenary Sessions, Other Meetings (when possible) Software Training Archives Current Infrastructure Insufficient Existing video conferencing rooms need support No investment of our own No effort on the part of CERN No existing dedicated services VRVS, Archiving Potential for Great Improvement Participation in Collaborative R & D Initiatives Participation in Networking QoS Initiatives We should take advantage of our existing involvement