November 25, 2008: SC08 Bandwidth Challenge Showcased Global Visualcasting -- Collaboration in Ultra-Resolution Work Environments
SC08 Bandwidth Challenge Showcased Global Visualcasting -- Collaboration in Ultra-Resolution Work Environments
Images courtesy of Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago
CHICAGO - University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) was among this year's Bandwidth Challenge finalists at Supercomputing 2008 (SC08), where it conducted a globally distributed, multi-site collaborative streaming experiment over high-speed networks.
EVL, along with partner Sharp Laboratories of America, streamed 4K and Full High-Definition (HD) video, audio and visualizations among three booths on the SC08 show floor in Austin, two Midwestern universities, and several research institutes in Korea, Japan, Australia, Russia and the Czech Republic, to create a sustained global teleconference.
The enabling technology was EVL's Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (SAGE), middleware for streaming ultra-resolution visualizations, multi-channel audio, laptop content, and HD video camera feeds, from one or more sources, over multi-gigabit networks to a tiled display. SAGE Visualcasting is an applications-driven technique to enable distance collaboration by simultaneously replicating and sending multiple visual and audio streams to multiple, variable-sized tiled displays.
Full story at: http://www.evl.uic.edu/core.php?mod=4&type=4&indi=600