MiLR Collaboration - Merit MM 2008

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  • MiLR Collaboration - Merit MM 2008

    1. 1. iHDTV Collaboration over the Michigan Lambda Rail Erik Hofer School of Information University of Michigan David Fleig Wayne State University
    2. 2. www.si.umich.edu
    3. 3. visit.si.umich.edu www.youtube.com/umsiVISIT/
    4. 5. <ul><li>My bandwidth consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Things I do with bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>WSU/UM Joint Project </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>120 TB / year </li></ul>
    6. 8. 31 megabits per second, 24/7
    7. 11. Overindulgence to the point of waste?
    8. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyc/95679450/
    9. 14. How?
    10. 15. Be unreasonable
    11. 16. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --George Bernard Shaw
    12. 17. Ask
    13. 18. www.glif.is
    14. 20. Don’t be too serious
    15. 21. The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act. ---Tara Ploughman
    16. 22. visit.si.umich.edu www.youtube.com/umsiVISIT/
    17. 25. SAGE Framework - - <ul><li>A group of rendering nodes generate pixel data for an application </li></ul><ul><li>SAGE captures the pixel data streams over tiled display </li></ul><ul><li>Free Space Manager controls pixel streams </li></ul>
    18. 26. Visualization
    19. 30. High Performance Collaboration
    20. 37. Visualcasting Test-Bed - - 11x5 28 nodes 6x4 6 nodes 5x3 15 nodes 4x2 8 nodes 4x2 8 nodes 4 nodes 8 nodes
    21. 38. Sustained Visualcasting Performance - - EVL SAGE Bridge 1 SAGE Bridge 2 Michigan SAGE Bridges Michigan EVL 1.6G 3.2G 9.2G
    22. 39. http://www.evl.uic.edu/cavern/optiplanet/
    23. 40. iHDTV 1500 http://sourceforge.net/projects/ihdtv/
    24. 43. Building an iHD1500 Endpoint <ul><li>David W. Fleig, Computing & Information Technology </li></ul>
    25. 44. iHD1500 <ul><li>Collaboration tool </li></ul><ul><li>High-fidelity interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurate, precise reproduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picture, sound, motion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low latency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Temporal accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real time operation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IP Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expands the definition </li></ul></ul>
    26. 45. Motivation <ul><li>STIET IGERT </li></ul><ul><li>MiLR </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration needs </li></ul><ul><li>More immersive experience </li></ul><ul><li>Desired higher fidelity than traditional VC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low latency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore advanced technology </li></ul><ul><li>Explore partnerships </li></ul>
    27. 46. MiLR <ul><li>Michigan Lambda Rail </li></ul><ul><li>High Speed Regional Optical Network </li></ul>Detroit East Lansing Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Chicago WSU Chicago Int’l POP Van Andel Institute MSU 10 GigE DWDM Ring U of M
    28. 47. Ingredients <ul><li>10 GigE network </li></ul><ul><li>Endpoint hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP 8400 workstations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I/O cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HD SDI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Intel NIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jumbo frames </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Load sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real time, uncompressed HD via Copper UTP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No fiber to the desktop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiovisual system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Endpoint Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cygwin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iHD1500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HD SDI drivers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    29. 48. Performance Conditions Bandwidth HD Format 720p 1080i 1080p 2K 4K O 1.5 Gb/s Bandwidth Compression O Low High None 1.5 Gb/s
    30. 49. Issues <ul><li>Precedent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Little or none </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10G Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production networks not feasible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1080i HDTV uncompressed ~ 1.5 Gb / second </li></ul><ul><li>HP 8400 config </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HD SDI cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strange HP NIC Ops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows XP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vendor/System Integrator familiarity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical classroom hardware may not work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HD best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMPTE, AES </li></ul></ul>
    31. 50. Diagram 10G Ethernet Switch MiLR A/V Proc HDTV Display Camera Mics Speakers Encoder PC HD SDI Dual NIC Decoder PC HD SDI Dual NIC
    32. 51. Diagram
    33. 52. Prototype
    34. 53. Prototype
    35. 54. Futures <ul><li>Improve Software & Hardware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iHD Working Group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multicast </li></ul><ul><li>Content Capture </li></ul><ul><li>New Applications </li></ul><ul><li>New Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Test, Measurement, QC </li></ul>
    36. 55. Futures <ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a better room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move off protoype system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build on existing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Grant development </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Help others </li></ul>

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