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Talk at Public Seminar on Large-Scale NSF Research Efforts for the Future Computer Museum
Title: The Importance of Large-Scale Computer Science Research Efforts
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  • Introduce Anna Burton here Our CAB chosen mostly from Southern California Easier accessibility to diverse types of agencies military presence, active international border, vital commercial and Navy port, regional nuclear reactor, tourist attractions SoCal agencies amongst leaders in deploying IT solutions designated test bed for IT for counter-terrorism and homeland security. LA City and County EOCs amongst most “tech. savvy” in the nation ________________________________________________ Invite Fred Halenar to CAB (Winslett)
  • GLQ – police can use infrastructure Also mention work with campus police Scalability


  • 1. The Importance of Large-Scale Computer Science Research Efforts Talk at Public Seminar on Large-Scale NSF Research Efforts for the Future Computer Museum Mountain View, CA October 20, 2005 Dr. Larry Smarr Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technologies Harry E. Gruber Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD
  • 2. In 1999 PITAC Recommended Increasing Federal IT R&D Investment by $1.4 Billion/Year
    • Ramped Up Over Five Years
    • Four Priorities for Long Term Basic IT Research
      • Software
      • Scalable Information Infrastructure
      • High-End Computing
      • Socio-Economic Impacts
    • Led to NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) Program
      • Competitive Peer Review
      • ~Thousands Proposals/ Yr.
      • Several Hundred Selected
  • 3. Over the Next Decade Vast SensorNets Will Feed a Planetary Optical Core
    • The Small
      • Pervasive Self-Powered Micro- and Nano-Sensors
    • The Cheap
      • One-Cent Radios
    • The Smart
      • System-on-Chip Integration of Computers with Sensors
    • The Big
      • Terabit Optical Internet Core
      • Gigabit Wireless Streams
    • New Approach to IT Research
      • Large Scale Testbeds
      • Build Integrated Systems
      • Work with End Users
      • Collaborate Across:
        • Disciplines
        • Campuses
        • University / Industry
    • Three Examples:
      • RESCUE
      • OptIPuter
      • LOOKING
    Source: Rajesh Gupta, UCSD “ The all optical fibersphere in the center finds its complement in the wireless ethersphere on the edge of the network.” – George Gilder
  • 4. Research on Res ponding to C rises and U nexpected E vents (RESCUE) Information Flow Within the Responding Organizations and the Public PIs: Sharad Mehrotra, UCI; Ramesh Rao, UCSD
    • Networking & Computing Systems
      • Computing, Communication, & Storage Systems Under Extreme Situations
    Information Centric Computing Enhanced Situational Awareness Social & Disaster Science Context, Model & Understanding of Process, Organizational Structure, Needs Engineering & Transportation Validation Platform for Role of IT Research
    • Security, Privacy& Trust
    • Cross Cutting Issue at Every Level
  • 5. RESCUE Community Advisory Board Ellis Stanley – Chair General Manager, City of Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department Karen Butler Program Manager Communications Division San Diego Police Department William Maheu Assistant Chief of Police City of San Diego David Rose Lieutenant Officer UC San Diego Police Dept. Linda Bogue Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator Environmental Health & Safety University of California, Irvine Jim Watkins (retired) Governor’s Office Emergency Services Bob Garrott Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Mgmt. Paulette Murphy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Dawna Finley Tom Hume Eileen Salmon City of Irvine Emergency Management
  • 6. Quickly Re-Establishing Communications: Calit2 Network R & D Deploy Portable Relay Nodes Ground Zero Disaster site Hospital Incident command center
  • 7. NSF Infrastructure Grant Establishes Calit2 Project Rescue Testbeds in Irvine & in San Diego
    • Localized Site-Specific Disasters via Crisis Response Drills
      • Calit2 team Joins Community Drills
    • Large Scale Regional Disasters via Simulations
      • ImageCat Transportation
    • Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego/UCSD
      • Ubiquitous Wireless Coverage in Downtown San Diego
      • Test Network Architecture Enhancement and New Applications
    • CAMAS ( Crisis Assessment, Mitigation, And Analysis ) – UCI Campus
      • Field-Test and Refine Research on Information Collection, Analysis, Sharing, and Dissemination
    www.responsphere.org PI: Magda El Zarki, ICS, UCI
  • 8. RESCUE Strongly Coupled with NIH WIISARD Grant Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters First Tier Mid Tier Wireless Networks Triage Command Center Reality Flythrough Mobile Video 802.11 pulse ox Working Closely with the First Responder Community
  • 9. The OptIPuter -- From the Grid to the LambdaGrid: High Resolution Portals to Global Science Data Green: Purkinje Cells Red: Glial Cells Light Blue: Nuclear DNA Source: Mark Ellisman, David Lee, Jason Leigh 300 MPixel Image! Calit2 (UCSD, UCI) and UIC Lead Campuses—Larry Smarr PI Partners: SDSC, USC, SDSU, NW, TA&M, UvA, SARA, KISTI, AIST
  • 10. Scalable Displays Allow Both Global Content and Fine Detail Source: Mark Ellisman, David Lee, Jason Leigh 30 MPixel SunScreen Display Driven by a 20-node Sun Opteron Visualization Cluster
  • 11. Allows for Interactive Zooming from Cerebellum to Individual Neurons Source: Mark Ellisman, David Lee, Jason Leigh
  • 12. OptIPuter Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (SAGE) Allows Integration of HD Streams LambdaCam Used to Capture the Tiled Display on a Web Browser
    • HD Video from BIRN Trailer
    • Macro View of Montage Data
    • Micro View of Montage Data
    • Live Streaming Video of the RTS-2000 Microscope
    • HD Video from the RTS Microscope Room
    Source: David Lee, NCMIR, UCSD SAGE Developed Under Jason Leigh, EVL
  • 13. National Lambda Rail (NLR) and TeraGrid Provides Researchers a Cyberinfrastructure Backbone San Francisco Pittsburgh Cleveland San Diego Los Angeles Portland Seattle Pensacola Baton Rouge Houston San Antonio Las Cruces / El Paso Phoenix New York City Washington, DC Raleigh Jacksonville Dallas Tulsa Atlanta Kansas City Denver Ogden/ Salt Lake City Boise Albuquerque UC-TeraGrid UIC/NW-Starlight Chicago International Collaborators NLR 4 x 10Gb Lambdas Initially Capable of 40 x 10Gb wavelengths at Buildout NSF’s TeraGrid Has 4 x 10Gb Lambda Backbone Links Two Dozen State and Regional Optical Networks DOE, NSF, & NASA Using NLR
  • 14. Extending Telepresence with Remote Interactive Analysis of Data Over NLR SIO/UCSD NASA Goddard www.calit2.net/articles/article.php?id=660 August 8, 2005 HDTV Over Lambda OptIPuter Visualized Data 25 Miles Venter Institute
  • 15. Lambdas Enable First Remote Interactive High Definition Video Exploration of Deep Sea Vents Source John Delaney & Deborah Kelley, UWash Canadian-U.S. Collaboration