Global Visualcasting - Collaborative Remote Visualization Over High Speed Networks

November 18th, 2008

Categories: Applications, Networking, Software, Supercomputing, Tele-Immersion, User Groups, Visualization, VR

Visualcasting Session on LambdaVision (HD video & animation)
Visualcasting Session on LambdaVision (HD video & animation)


SC08 Bandwidth Challenge Session
Unleashing the Power of the Network
Tuesday, 01:45PM - 02:00PM
Room 17A/17B

Advanced networks are giving rise to a new kind of collaborative laboratory, or collaboratory, comprised of scientists in far-flung locations working together and sharing information as if in the same room, in real time, and aided by high-resolution imagery and high-definition (HD) video conferencing. From 2002-2008, a global team of researchers and networking engineers has been building the OptIPuter, a NSF-funded initiative to dynamically configure a distributed computational facility, where the optical network becomes the ‘backplane’ connecting high-end computing, storage and visualization resources. The OptIPlanet Collaboratory is now being built through the deployment of OptIPuter-developed tools to global user communities. Currently, 33 sites around the world are part of this collaboratory. For the Bandwidth Challenge, we intend to demonstrate global visualcasting - a technique for leveraging high performance networking and computing to enable distributed collaborative visualization at extremely high resolution on OptIPortals.