EXHIBITION: ACADEMIC PARTNERS
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Scripps Institution of Oceanography and University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory are "Inventing the Future with Cyberinfrastructure." Together with global scientific communities and industrial partners, they are creating multidisciplinary teams, tools, hardware, software, and human-interface models that underpin cyberinfrastructure for data-intensive research and collaboration. This team provides technological leadership in: high-performance TeraGrid and grid computing, data management and storage, optical networking, and visualization, virtual-reality and collaboration technologies, and partner with computational scientists and computer scientists to maintain competitive advantages and accelerate scientific innovation and discovery.
Specifically, Calit2, SIO and EVL did demonstrations on (a) the EVL LambdaTable, (b) Calit2 OptIPortable, (c) Calit2 C-Wall (in mono mode), and (d) CineGrid – with a 4K projector on loan from JVC America. EVL showcased its new and improved Visualcasting, and SAGE-enabled HD videoconferencing. The following presentations were also given:
Tom DeFanti, "CineGrid on GLIF" [PowerPoint] (8.6MB)
Jason Leigh, "Enabling Virtual Organizations with CI" [PowerPoint] (21.8MB)
Larry Smarr, "Creating a Planetary Scale OptIPuter" [PowerPoint] (35.7MB)
Phil Papadopoulos, "CAMERA" and "Quartzite" [PowerPoint] (11.9MB)
GULF COAST SUPERCOMPUTING BOOTH
Xingfu Wu (TAMU gave presentations on “Performance Analysis of Visualization Applications and Scientific Applications on an Optical Grid” and “Performance Analysis and Optimization of Large-scale Scientific Applications on CMP Cluster Systems”
EXHIBITION: AFFILIATE PARTNERS AND FRIENDS
AIST did demos of “G-Lambda” and “GEO Grid”. Larry Smarr gave the presentation “The OptIPlanet Collaboratory Supporting Microbial Metagenomics Researchers Worldwide” in the AIST booth.
Joe Mambretti, Cees de Laat, Michel Savoie, et. al., demonstrated “International Dynamic Optical Multicast/HPDMnet” in the Nortel, CANARIE and Dutch Consortium booths. Organizations involved included: the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC), the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University, CANARIE Inc., i2CAT, CESNET, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF), Inocybe Technologies, Inc, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, Masaryk University, MCNC, G-lambda, the National Lambda Rail, Nortel, SARA, StarLight, and the University van Amsterdam.
DUTCH CONSORTIUM BOOTH
SARA did a CineGrid demo “Transatlantic 4K ultra high resolution media streaming” as well as SAGE v3.0, SAGE Visualcasting and TOPS (a “lightweight” streaming application) demos. The multiple Terabyte datasets used for these demos are stored in the Amsterdam LightHouse, a joint network and media laboratory of UvA and SARA.
UvA and SARA also demoed: (1) dynamic lightpath setup using token mechanisms, (2) CineGrid streaming using token-based authorization for both the lightpath and the movie clip, (3) NDL multi-layer multi-domain network descriptions and path finding using RDF and semantic web methods and tools, (4) StarPlane: demonstration of application-driven dynamic lambda provisioning on the photonic layer using Wavelength Selective Switches on the SURFnet backbone, (5) SCARIE, the mapping of eVLBI dataflows using StarPlane for grid processing of telescope data, and “International Dynamic Optical Multicast/HPDMnet” with Joe Mambretti, Cees de Laat, Michel Savoie, et. al.
Qian Zhou, UCI, a student of Kane Kim, participated in the KISTI demo “TMO-structured real-time wide-area distributed computing"
Raj Singh of NCMIR created a Windows-based OptIPortal, demonstrated in the Microsoft booth, which NCMIR then used to collaborate with colleagues at Oxford University.
Joe Mambretti, Cees de Laat, Michel Savoie, et. al., demonstrated “International Dynamic Optical Multicast/HPDMnet”.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON - RESEARCHCHANNEL
Larry Smarr, standing at an OptIPortal in the ResearchChannel booth, talked with Professor Ginger Armbrust in Seattle, who was using her new OptIPortal to study Puget Sound diatoms. Armbrust, a marine biologist at University of Washington, is a member of the CAMERA Scientific Advisory Board. HD teleconferencing was accomplished using ResearchChannel’s iHDTV™, which streams uncompressed 1080i high-definition video, and is currently being integrated into SAGE.
“Evaluating Network Information Models on Resource Efficiency and Application Performance in Lambda-Grids"
Nut Taesombut, UCSD
“RobuSTore: A Distributed Storage Architecgture with Robust and High Performance"
Huaxia Xia, UCSD
Venkat Vishwanath, UIC/EVL PhD student, gave the poster “Towards Terabit/s Systems: Performance Evaluation of Multi-Rail Systems"
ACM STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION
Charles Lively, Xingfu Wu, Valerie Taylor and Sameh Sharkawi (TAMU) presented a poster entitled “Performance Analysis and Optimization of Large-scale Scientific Applications on Clusters with CMPs"