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MSI-CIEC OptiPortal Workshop 2011

In collaboration with Richard Alό, Program Director at NSF and Professor Ongard Sirisaengtaksin of UHD,  CALIT2 and Project GreenLight are hosting a September MSI-CIEC Workshop on OptIPortable configuration and operation.  This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation, through the CI-TEAM Minority Serving Institutions - CyberInfrastructure Empowerment Coalition (MSI-CIEC) and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.

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This will be the third MSI workshop of a series at UCSD which promotes the use of advanced cyber-infrastructure to support data analysis and distance collaboration, using high resolution display wall environments connected by high speed networks.

The tentative agenda for this workshop is below.



View videos of some of the presentations and demonstrations from this event.


MSI-CIEC Workshop (Sep 16-17th) Agenda

Visualization Tools to Bridge Gaps for Distributed Knowledge and Distance Collaboration


Thursday September 15, 2011

Arrival at San Diego International Airport, Shuttle to Hotel Estancia, adjacent to UC San Diego

Evening: Dinner in La Jolla (Tom DeFanti, Greg Hidley)

Friday September 16, 2011 – Sessions at CalIT2

9:00                   Welcome to UCSD: Richard Alo’, MSI-CIEC; Larry Smarr and/or Ramesh Rao, CalIT2

9:15                   Introductions, Logistics, Overview of program: Greg Hidley and/or Tom DeFanti

9:30 – 10:00      Overview: Visualization tools to bridge gaps for distributed knowledge and distance collaboration – Tom DeFanti and others from CalIT2 Project OptIPortal project team

10:00 – 10:30      OptIPortable Classic Anatomy 101 (overview of framing, displays, computers, software - Greg Hidley

10:30– 10:45       Hook up to SAGE – Joe Keefe and Qian Liu

10:45 – 11:00 Break (Coffee, Tea, Juice)

11:00 – 11:30      Theory I: Software (OS, middleware and applications) John Mangan and Todd Margolis

11:30 – 11:50      Practice Ia: SAGE – UIC live Talk/demo TBD

11:50 – 12:10      Practice Ib: CGLX/CalViz – John Mangan

12:10 – 12:30      Practice Ic: CalVR – Andrew Prudhomme

12:30 – 14:00      Lunch Break and hands on touch wall practice

14:00 – 14:45      Theory 2: Networking and Peripheral Integration Todd Margolis and Joe Keefe (or Qian Liu)

14:45 – 15:30      Practice 2: Peripheral installation, network configuration, on-line and conference connections- UIC live talk/demo TBD

15:30 – 16:00      Theory 3: Tracking and 3D – Todd Margolis

16:00 – 16:15      Practice 3a: Hands on tracking and 3D demonstration – Todd Margolis

16:15 – 16:45      Practice 3b: Detailed tour of Virtulab and Vroom – Greg Dawe and Todd Margolis

17:00                   Return to hotel

18:00                   Group dinner Il Fornaio (Greg Hidley)

Saturday September 17, 2011 – Sessions at CalIT2

9:00 – 9:30        OptIPortable Bill of Materials and pricing – Greg Hidley

9:30 – 10:30      Funding opportunities – Richard Alo’ and Tom Defanti

10:30 – 10:45      Break (Coffee, Tea, Juice)

10:45 – 11:30      Q&A, next steps, and wrap up– Richard Alo’ and Tom Defanti

11:30 –                Box lunch here or to go

Noon-                   Depart for San Diego International Airport


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DOWNLOAD_THIS_FILE_SEHR-KEY_programs_calit2.pptRichard Alo slides507 Kb
DOWNLOAD_THIS_FILE_Smsiciec_hidley_091511.pdfGreg Hidley slides2882 Kb
DOWNLOAD_THIS_FILE_SOP-classic-bom090811.xlsOptiportable Bill of Materials76 Kb
DOWNLOAD_THIS_FILE_Srenambot-what-is-sage.pdfLuc Renambot's Slides2543 Kb