Global Lambda Visualization Facility

In a decade's time, high-performance computing has proven its value in Science, Homeland Security, Medicine, Engineering, Education, and Filmmaking. These data-intensive domains rely on the Grid to process the terabytes of raw data to produce meaningful insight, often enabled by high-quality visualizations. The need for the computing infrastructure to support collaborative work among distributed users has also grown dramatically, as research and development become increasingly global and multidisciplinary. The Global Lambda Visualization Facility (GLVF) was launched at the iGrid 2005 workshop in September 2005 to begin to address these needs. GLVF is intended as a persistent distributed facility to enable synergistic research and development of next-generation end-user tools for scientific visualization and collaboration over a global Grid interconnected by high-speed networks.

GLVF sites are all equipped with a wide range of visualization technologies, including high-definition passive stereo displays, fully immersive CAVEs, auto-stereoscopic displays, ultra-high-resolution tiled projection and LCD displays, and high-definition cameras. In most cases, these systems are already connected to high-speed multi-gigabit metropolitan, national and international networks. Internationally, GLVF leverages the networking infrastructure that has been amassed as part of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF). This enables GLVF to become a one-of-a-kind resource for conducting long-term synergistic research in network- and data-intensive visualization and collaboration. For domain scientists, GLVF can provide a means for them to learn how to apply LambdaGrid technology to transform their own areas of research.

Primary Contact

Jason Leigh ( spiff -@-