The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone
The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
iGRID 2000 EVENT SHOWCASES 23 HIGH-SPEED GLOBAL NETWORK APPLICATION DEMOS
CHICAGO, IL The International Grid (iGrid) special event at this summer's INET 2000 Conference in Yokohama, Japan, July 18-21, will showcase the latest in technological innovations and application advancements supporting global community networking.
iGRID 2000 will highlight how scientific collaborators are now taking advantage of global connectivity to empower collaborative solutions to complex problems. Through advanced networking techniques, researchers can access distributed computing, remote storage and visualization/virtual-reality display devices more efficiently than ever.
The iGrid booth, jointly sponsored by the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at Indiana University (IU), University of Tokyo and Keio University, will provide global connectivity to collaborators from Canada, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, USA and the CERN institute.
iGrid 2000 is composed of 23 application demonstrations requiring high-speed networks, with emphasis on distributed computing, tele-immersion, large datasets, remote instrumentation, collaboration, cultural heritage, digital video, streaming media and high-definition television. They are listed below.
The iGrid 2000 booth will have Silicon Graphics (SGI) Unix workstations and Windows/NT/Linux PCs. A centerpiece of the booth will be the CAVE(R) virtual-reality theater. Two ImmersaDesks(R) and plasma displays will also be used to showcase applications in virtual-reality (stereoscopic) or large-screen (monoscopic) mode. Another highlight of the booth will be NTT Network Innovation Laboratory's digital movie system, in which super-high-definition movies will be transmitted over the network to the Convention Center. The booth will be connected to the Japanese Gigabit Network (JGN), the APAN network (http://www.apan.net) and the APAN/TransPAC (100Mbps) link (http://www.transpac.org) to STAR TAP (http://www.startap.net). The Science, Technology and Research Transit Access Point (STAR TAP) is the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored international, interconnection point managed by EVL and operated by Ameritech Advanced Data Services in Chicago, Illinois.
EVL and IU, members of NCSA's National Computational Science Alliance partnership, are working to advance the development of the International Technology Grid. The Grid is a prototype 21st century computational and information infrastructure, integrating high-performance computers, visualization environments, remote instruments, and massive databases via high-speed networks to support advanced applications.
iGrid 2000 APPLICATIONS
GERMANY AND THE UNITED STATES
GERMANY AND SINGAPORE
JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES
NETHERLANDS AND THE UNITED STATES
SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED STATES
SWEDEN AND THE UNITED STATES
TAIWAN AND GERMANY
UNITED STATES AND GERMANY
UNITED STATES AND GREECE
UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, THE NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN, CERN, SPAIN, KOREA AND MEXICO
UNITED STATES AND JAPAN
UNITED STATES AND CERN
iGRID 2000 - LIVE APPLICATIONS
The Electronic Visualization Laboratory and the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology at Indiana University, in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Keio University, are organizing iGrid 2000 - a major research demonstration at the INET 2000 conference to showcase the ongoing development of an International Grid (iGrid) for global community networking. Demonstrations will include demonstrations featuring technological innovations and application advancements requiring high-speed networks, with emphasis on distributed supercomputing, tele-immersion, remote instrumentation, large datasets, collaboration, digital video, streaming media and high-definition television. Interactive applications in computational science and engineering research, health care, manufacturing, education, and climate studies may also be included in the demonstrations. The iGrid 2000 booth will have Silicon Graphics Unix workstations and Windows/NT/Linux PCs connected to ImmersaDeskT display devices that can be run in virtual-reality (stereoscopic) or large-screen (monoscopic) mode. The booth will be connected to the Japanese Gigabit Network (JGN), to the APAN network and to the APAN/TransPAC (90Mbps) link to STAR TAP. Demonstrations will be scheduled at specific time intervals throughout the week of the INET conference.
DISCLAIMER: iGrid 2000 requires funding assistance from sources external to the conference, and may be cancelled if such assistance is not forthcoming. ImmersaDesk is a trademark of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, USA. EVL and IU are partners of the National Computational Science Alliance, whose mission is to develop the National Technology Grid, a prototype 21st century computational and information infrastructure. iGrid is the international extension.
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