November 11th, 2021
Thanks to new NSF support, beginning May 2020, the SAGE team has been hard at work designing and developing SAGE3, the Smart Amplified Group Environment. This new funding enables us to take SAGE2, introduced in 2013, to a new level, integrating Artificial Intelligence technologies with applications, visualization workflows and collaboration services. The team demonstrated an early version of SAGE3 at two webinars this summer, hosted by the CineGrid and PRAGMA organizations (information below).
In the past, we have looked forward to seeing old users and meeting new users at the annual Supercomputing (SC) conference, though team members will not be attending this year. However, we continue to be hard at work on SAGE3 and are planning a number of exciting announcements for early December.
1. A new SAGE3 website.
2. An “alpha release” of SAGE3, which is an early, first release of the software, for user testing and feedback.
3. A “how-to” video explaining current SAGE3 features.
4. A new user forum hosted on Slack (tinyurl.com/sagecommunity).
Given SAGE3 is in an early prototype phase, we expect our users to continue using SAGE2 for work, meetings, classes, etc. We will continue to answer support questions for SAGE2 for the foreseeable future, but will not introduce new releases.
Stay tuned for SAGE3 news updates as they become available !!
SAGE team member
SAGE3 presentation at CineGrid, June 2021
SAGE3 presentation at PRAGMA, August 2021
SAGE3 is being developed by the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) and the Hawaii Data Science Institute (HI-DSI) at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and the InfoVis Lab at Virginia Tech (VT). SAGE3 receives major funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), awards #2004014 (UHM), #2003800 (UIC) and #2003387 (VT).
SAGE2 received major NSF support, award #ACI-1441963, to UHM and UIC.
SAGE, SAGE2 and SAGE3 are trademarks of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.