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									                          Grid Showcase Demonstrations

ECOGRID; Real Time Observational Multiple Data Streaming and Machine Learning for
Environmental Research using Lightpath – Chinese Taipei

There are many extensive uses of surveillance video camera and high fidelity audio facility for
scientific research nowadays. For example, the HPWREN (High Performance Wireless
Research and Education Network) and ROADNet use a high-resolution video camera for
biological and ecological research as well as for surveillance watch for forest fires and for on
board operation in oceanographic ships etc. Ecogrid uses different sensors, e.g. video cameras,
to monitor coral reef ecosystems and long-term behavior of wild life. The employment of the grid
method in the later two systems enables a more scalable and automatic integration, which can
be regarded as an open layered pipeline. The sensors are responsible for collecting raw images
at the front end, IP protocol pushed as close to the sensors as possible, grid-oriented
middleware used for distributed computer and storage resources and finally data analyzed,
synthesized and archived for scientific discovery at the back end. In this presentation we will
explain the technology developed for real time data streaming. One of examples will be giving a
live demo with images streamed directly from high-resolution underwater monitoring camera in
coral reef reserve of Kenting, Chinese Taipei to the venue. Stereo image streaming is also
demonstrated as an approach of NCHC towards machine learning.

Recently CANARIE in Canada, CRC in Canada, KISTI in Korea, NCHC in Chinese Taipei and
i2CAT in Spain today collaborated on a demonstration of a single end user controlling the setup
of over 40,000 kilometers of lightpaths from Chinese Taipei, Korea, Canada and Spain to
enable multiple HDTV video streams in between. The lightpath of TWAREN of NCHC will be
able to provide combined bandwidths for the X-Pacific links up to 4.5G.b/s between Chinese
Taipei and the US. The proposed showcase of the application will take the advantage of the
previous successful experience.


K*Grid Project - Korea

K*Grid Cyberinfrastructure:
Nation-wide Grid infrastructures have been built in Korea with three high-performance
computing resource providers: KISTI, SNU and PNU. Web-based Grid service portals have
been developed, and this demo will demonstrate the integration of Grid workspace service, Grid
monitoring service and Grid accounting service.

K*Grid Middleware:
KMI-R1(K*Grid Middleware Initiative - Release 1) is an integrated Grid middleware package
developed in the K*Grid project. This demo will show how each middleware
component works together on the whole architecture of KMI-R1. A couple of bio
applications will be shown through the demo portal upon the testbed built with KMI-R1.

Grid Applications on K*Grid:
In this Grid-based online game demo, the turn-method game demo will show supporting two
users and how the load balancing is executed on the number of users using MoreDream
middleware. In the Grid-based telematics demo, telematics service supporting 3D contents, and
aload balancing simulation for the number of users will be shown.
GridASP: Business Framework for Utility Computing – AIST, Japan

AIST (Advanced Industrial Science & Technology) has been developing the Grid ASP
framework which realizes gird-enabled Applications Services Providers (ASP) so as to realize
Grid Utility Computing. GridASP can bind Application Providers (AP), Resource Providers (RP),
and Service Providers (SP) all together. RP manages resources and executes jobs requested
by users. AP manages application packages and licenses. SP manages Web portal for
technical applications and mediates users and RP. By federating three independent providers,
GridASP provides application execution services with security and anonymousness to
enterprise/scientific users. We will demonstrate how the GridASP works.


Animation Rendering on a Grid - Singapore

The demonstration will show how a computational grid is exploited to undertake animation
rendering of frames by a digital media company or an independent animator.

A rendering job may be submitted to the National Grid Pilot Platform (NGPP) through a Web
browser interface, animation software or command line. Upon job submission, the NGPP meta-
scheduler will schedule the job to be rendered on one or more computer resources that meets
the requirements of the job, such as in terms of CPU load.

After job submission, the user can check the status of the job using the meta-scheduler or
through Ganglia. The job status will be reflected on both the meta-scheduler as well as Ganglia.
Upon job completion, the user retrieves the job output from the submission host.

The Multi-Organization Grid Accounting System (MOGAS) has been developed to meter, track
and bill for usage of resources on a heterogeneous Grid. MOGAS is part of the common stack
on NGPP and has been adopted by several sites on the PRAGMA test-bed.

Our demonstration showcases how the NGPP handles/uses:
   a) Sharing of animation rendering software licenses (mental ray);
   b) Meta-Scheduler for job submission & scheduling; and
   c) Multi-Organization Grid Accounting System (MOGAS) for resource accounting.


Malaria TV – Lab of Collaborative Diagnostics, University of Toronto, Canada

Malaria TV will demonstrate how commodity technology running over Internet enables
diagnostic collaboration. Essentially Malaria TV is a critical component of a distributed
diagnostic capability. Malaria TV will assist global efforts to roll back malaria.


Virtual Machine Turntable, Nortel – Canada

The “VM Turntable” demonstrator pioneers the integration ("mashup") of Virtual Machine (VM)
resources and application-controlled, dynamic “lightpath” network services across the WAN.
The results hint to a new stage of virtualization—one for which running computation is no longer
localized within a data center but rather can be migrated across geographical distances, with
negligible downtime, transparently to running applications and external clients. A noteworthy
data point indicates that a live VM can be migrated across the Pacific with just 1 to 2 seconds of
application downtime. In Calgary, the “VM Turntable” demonstrator will be challenged over
lightpaths that exhibit vastly different round-trip-times.

User Controlled Lightpath Provisioning (UCLPv2) - Canada

Version 2 of the User Controlled Lightpath Provisioning (UCLP) System (http://uclp.ca), which is
currently being developed by CRC and its partners under CANARIE’s Directed Research
Program, will be demonstrated as part of the Grid Showcase.

The UCLPv2 System will be used to demonstrate how network resources can be controlled and
managed to configure Articulated Private Networks (APNs) which can in turn be assigned to
different organizations associated with various communities of users. The users can then start
or stop the APNs as they are needed to bring their community of users together by establishing
a collaborative work environment over advanced hi-speed networks such as Canada’s CA*net 4
without having to involve network operators as in the traditional practice with long provisioning
times.

The purpose of the demonstration is to show that end users can use the UCLPv2 System to
have complete control over their own private network and can quickly setup connections to
remote sites as they are needed depending on their community requirements. The intent is to
successively start and stop at least three APNs to establish connectivity within Canada and
internationally to Korea and Chinese Taipei. Two-way streaming of HD video to enable high-
quality video conferencing and other advanced broadband applications will be carried over the
APNs.

MusicGrid, Communications Research Centre, Canada

MusicGrid’s demonstrations will feature visitations to music classrooms in St John’s
Newfoundland and Kangiqsualujjuaq Quebec. Music students and teachers at both schools are
active participants within the MusicGrid2 program. MusicGrid pioneered broadband music E-
learning and received its start through a CANARIE funded e-learning program.

Canadian students and teachers, cultural institutions, industry, universities and international
partners shared knowledge, best practice, culture, and passion for music using broadband
visual communication tools, including videoconference and videoservers.

MusicGrid extended the reach of and uses of broadband by linking fibre-optic, satellite and
international broadband networks, by interoperation of heterogeneous videoconference
platforms, and by development of new asynchronous broadband visual communication tools.
Over 150 scheduled broadband videoconference learning sessions were carried out; most
sessions involved 3 or more sites, and lasted 1 or more hours. The MusicGrid PrivateVideo
Server hosted over 500 videos; 2500 distinct viewings occurred during the project.

Musicgrid’s success is demonstrated through it having achieved sustainability without external
funding. It continues to expand its activities, research agenda and membership within Canadian
and international music and education communities.

MusicGrid partners include: Memorial University, CANARIE, National Research Council,
Telesat, National Arts Centre, Carleton University, Faculty of Music University of Ottawa, McGill
University, Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ecole Ulluriaq- Kangiqsualujjuaq Quebec,
Iqaluit Middle School Nunavut, Eastern School District, St Johns NF, La commission scolaire au
Coeur-des-Vallées Quebec, Edmonton Public School Board, Virtuosi-Centre Expertise in
Chamber Music-Finland, Manhattan School of Music-USA, Faculty of Music Indiana University,
Yamaha Canada, Agora Systems-Spain.


Satellite Broadband Ka-Band Service – Telesat Canada/Infosat Communications

The demonstration will feature a live Ka-band satellite connection to the Internet as well as a
display of outdoor and indoor electronics typically installed at a customer location anywhere in
Canada.

The actual service being demonstrated is Infosat’s High Speed Enterprise (HSe™) broadband
Internet Service, which accesses Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite at Ka-band. HSe broadband
Internet service is targeted to users anywhere in Canada where high speed Internet services
are not available. This service is an enterprise grade, high speed Internet connection via
satellite that eliminates the two biggest problems facing dial-up Internet users across Canada –
accessibility and connection speed. HSe service provides “always on”, 2 way Internet services
at speeds up to 2.0 Mb on the download and 500 Kb on the upload, and requires no phone line.

The HSe terminal provides public Internet routable addresses via a standard Ethernet port
enabling multiple computers to be connected directly to the Internet. The service uses a 67 cm
diameter mini-dish connected to the indoor satellite modem unit through two RG-6 cables. No
external AC power is required. The satellite modem connects to a PC or LAN router through
RJ45 cable.

Satellite Ka-band Internet service is an affordable high-speed Internet service with the
advantage of being available anywhere within the satellite’s footprint. Costs for this service are
typically limited to a one-time fee for the equipment and professional installation, and a low
monthly service fee for High Speed Internet Access via satellite.


Supernet - Canada

Demonstrate on-line distance delivery school program with real time standard videoconference
technology via Alberta SuperNet. From the APEC Tel VC facilities, Axia makes video call to real
time classroom during their distance delivery sessions. Along with the VC, a demographic and
economic statistics are being shown next to the VC call to demonstrate the economic benefits
e.g. distance between schools, how classes were delivered before, what were the resources
needed and now.

								
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