OptIPuter Presentation at TeraGrid ’06 Featured in NetworkWorld.com

Participants: Maxine Brown, UIC / EVL & UCSD / Calit2 OptIPuter Research Teams

URL: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/061506-optiputer.html


Futuristic optical system tackles image processing
OptIPuter clustering system outlined at TeraGrid ’06 conference.

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan, NetworkWorld.com, 06/15/06

A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of California at San Diego are creating an IP-based computing system for scientists who need to visualize and analyze massive amounts of data stored in multiple locations connected via optical networks.

Dubbed the OptIPuter, the federally funded research project is focused on earth, ocean and biosciences applications, where researchers have large repositories of 2-D and 3-D images that need analysis.

“We are removing bandwidth as an obstacle in data-intensive sciences,” explains Maxine Brown, project manager for the OptIPuter and associate director of the electronic visualization lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “With our system, the network is a backplane, not a network.”

Brown gave a briefing about the OptIPuter at the TeraGrid ’06 conference held in Indianapolis this week. The conference was co-sponsored by Indiana University and Purdue University.

Brown said scientists who need to visualize massive amounts of images need guaranteed bandwidth, guaranteed latency and guaranteed scheduling for their processing jobs?

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Email: laura@evl.uic.edu

Date: June 15, 2006
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