CalREN-XD / HPR Workshop 2008

Participants: Jason Leigh, Laura Wolf, Luc Renambot, Maxine Brown, Paul Wielinga (SARA, The Netherlands), Gee Bum Koo (KISTI, Korea), Erik Hofer (University of Michigan), University of Queensland or University of Melbourne, Australia


Calit2 / UCSD

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) convened a 2-day, invited workshop, CalREN-XD / HPR, at Calit2 / University of California San Diego, September 15-16, 2008.

The focus of the workshop was showcasing end-to-end applications among California researchers and collaborators regionally, nationally and globally. Advanced networking presentations and real-time demonstrations exemplify the ways in which the CalREN-XD network infrastructure is transforming scientific research, making tomorrow’s science possible today.

Among the real-time demos was EVL’s Visualcasting research Visualcasting: Global Ultra-High-Resolution Tele-Presence and Collaborative Visualization Over High-Speed Networks. SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment) visualization middleware, developed by EVL with NSF OptIPuter funding, enables human-to-human communication and data-sharing communication by streaming ultra-high-resolution content - such as ultra-high-resolution 2D and 3D computer graphics from remote rendering and compute clusters and storage devices, as well as high-definition video camera output - to tiled display walls of variable size over high-speed networks. SAGE serves as a window manager; allowing users to move, resize, and overlap windows as easily as on standard desktop computers. SAGE Visualcasting is a technology to broadcast this content to multiple sites equipped with scalable-resolution display systems. In this demonstration, multiple uncompressed ultra-high-definition video streams and 4K (8-Megapixel) animations will be streamed among San Diego, Chicago, the Netherlands, South Korea and possibly Australia, to demonstrate how Visualcasting can enable a new generation of telepresence beyond what is commercially possible today.

EVL associate director Maxine Brown and project coordinator Laura Wolf were among the conference organizers and management team.


Date: September 15, 2008 - September 16, 2008
Visualcasting Demonstration at Calit2 OptIPortable Display - A. Verlo, EVL

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