SAGE HIGHLIGHTS @ SC09
Participants: EVL faculty, staff, and students
Oregon Convention Center
Want to create “cyber-mashups” and easily juxtapose information on tiled display walls? SAGE is the answer. SAGE provides a common environment to access, stream and view data objects on tiled display walls of any size - whether digital cinema animations, high-resolution images, high-definition video-teleconferencing, presentation slides, documents, spreadsheets or laptop screens.
NSF believes this important, and recently awarded University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) a 3-year grant to transition SAGE from a research prototype to a hardened technology for cyberinfrastructure. EVL’s goal is to develop production-quality, community-driven, open services for visualization and collaboration, foster the growth of the burgeoning SAGE user community, and create a forum for developers and users to contribute new tools, capabilities and applications.
EVL will host a SAGE Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at SC09
Tuesday, November 17
12:15PM - 01:15PM
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Room A107-108
Members of the SAGE User Community are showcasing several SAGE applications in their research booths at SC09. As of today, we are aware of the following demos:
DUTCH RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (BOOTH #2154)
The SARA Computing and Networking Services facility of The Netherlands plans several SAGE demonstrations:
TACC, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND AND DELL (BOOTH #1545 AND #1535)
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is deploying an NSF-funded ultra-scale visualization cluster “Longhorn” at its facility in Austin, Texas, and uses SAGE to demonstrate Longhorn’s large-scale remote visualization and collaboration capabilities. Using SAGE and the TeraGrid’s 10Gbps network, large-scale visualizations coming off Longhorn are displayed on a 36-Megapixel tiled display wall in the TACC booth on the show floor. In addition, the University of Queensland in Australia streams uncompressed and DXT-compressed full-HD live camera feeds and visualization streams to the TACC booth using SAGE over AARNet, Pacific Wave, and NLR PacketNet. These streams are also forwarded to the Dell booth on the show floor.
OSAKA UNIVERSITY (BOOTH #907)
Osaka University of Japan plans two demonstrations:
SAGE, the Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment, is cross-platform, open-source middleware that enables users worldwide to have a common operating environment, or framework, to access, stream and juxtapose data objects - whether digital cinema animations, high-resolution images, high-definition video-teleconferencing, presentation slides, documents, spreadsheets or laptop screens - on one or more tiled display walls. SAGE is an outgrowth of the NSF-funded OptIPuter project, whose goal was to enable collaborating scientists to interactively explore massive amounts of previously uncorrelated data by developing new architectures for shared e-science facilities. Early adaptors are creating a nascent international user community that is referred to as the OptIPlanet Collaboratory. NSF recently awarded a three-year, $1.9-Million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) to create persistent SAGE visualization and collaboration services for global cyberinfrastructure.
Date: November 17, 2009