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the invite from johann van reenen to return to my PhD home to speak on CyberInfrastructure was an opportunity to review my professional career and collaborations

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  1. 1. From Supercomputers to 3D Game Programming: The Impact of CyberInfrastructure on our Youth Kris Stewart Professor, Computer Science San Diego State Univeristy Please see my handout for details about me 1
  2. 2. Disney, model Railroads and Kris? Title image of Kris, as volunteer at Walt‟s Barn in Griffith Park, Los Angeles Walt = Walt Disney As Marine Corps brat, Stewart was born at Camp Pendleton Zip:92055 Annual Camp Pendleton night at Disneyland, when stationed there, and a visit on each duty change, along with “visit the relatives”. 2
  3. 3. How does the fiber map relate to us today?(Qwest‟s High Speed Fiber located on the Railroad Right of Way) 3
  4. 4. NSF Celebrates 50 years 23March2009 statesman Vint Cerf 4
  5. 5. 1960s1960s young Vint Cerf Note: 4 computers Speed 4000 baud 5
  6. 6. 1970s1977, K Stewart buildsZ80/Imsai kit computernumerical software forMasters at SDSU in CS 1978 Stewart ABQ Sandia Labs Intern1979 Stewart JPL 188 computers 4800 baud 6
  7. 7. 1980s1981 Stewartstarts PhD UNM1984Stewart hired SDSUas numerical analyst1985 NSF assistedSupercomputerCenters start1987 Stewart earnsUNM PhDnumerical analysis159,000 computers1,400,000 baud 7
  8. 8. 1990s for Stewart 1990-2 SUE Undergrad HPC SDSC Steering Committee1992-97 1993-96 STEP high school comp‟l sci 1994 Mosaic added 1997-2006 ECCSE NPACI for CSU lab in Library/neutral turf on SDSU campus248,000,000 computers10,000,000 baud 8
  9. 9. 2000s1997-2004 ECCSENPACI for CSU atSDSU2005 EPIC3D Game Prog‟m‟n1.2 G computers20,000,000,000 baud 9
  10. 10. NSFNet 1985-1995As member of SDSC Steering Committee „92-‟97, Stewart had front row seat for muchof the squabbling over Congress dictate to NSF to “privitize” NSFNet Retiring the NSFNET Backbone Service: Chronicling the End of an Era By Susan R. Harris, Ph.D., and Elise Gerich Reprinted with permission from "ConneXions", Vol. 10, No. 4, April 1996. 10
  11. 11. Overtime, its been great to watch technology enhance• Processor speeds increasing & multicores• Memory speed increasing• Cost decreasing• Computer Screen resolution and fidelity improve• GPUs as well as CPUs• Mobile computing convenient and powerful What an exciting time “the kids” can have 11
  12. 12. Calculate Transmit Time for your 1GB ThumbDrive vs. Network Speed 1 GB in 74 Hrs 33.6Kpbs modem 12
  13. 13. WPA at SDSU• SDSU was founded in 1897• Oct 1929 start construction “on the mesa” Hepner Hall 1930 Hepner Hall now 13
  14. 14. WPA Murals found during renovations 14
  15. 15. 1959 Photos taken color murals captured on black/white film 15
  16. 16. Sailors Going to Hell San Diego is a military town/county 16
  17. 17. SDSU Library is New Home Seth Mallios, chair of the SDSU anthropology department 17
  18. 18. Constrasts• Beautiful color murals showcasing big tuna industry in San Diego that no longer exists• Black/white photos only record of sections of former murals• Archeaological dig on our own campus• InfoDome of Library houses the partial reconstruction 18
  19. 19. Life at SDSU SDSC (San Diego State College) hosts JFK 06June1963 for fascinating speech Marine Corps brat Kris was in Kansas City June1963, but Quantico VA Nov 63 19
  20. 20. Combining Interests through CI• Network everywhere (Internet Archive WayBack Machine = archeaological dig today)• Who gets education, who pays?• Segregation is illegal in U.S. now, not in 1963• Women‟s suffrage in 1920 in U.S.• Contrasts – Kris is analog, her students were born digital! 20
  21. 21. Outside Wisdom on our Students John Seely Brown [JSB] – 17Jan05 @ SDSU 21
  22. 22. Superbowl Commercials from Tech Companies (over time) My choices are: Apple Macintosh premier, directed by Ridley Scott), 1984 EDS Cat Herders 2000 and Bridgestone Tires Beaver carma salute 2011 Computerworld choices: Xerox: "Monks" (1976) Apple: "1984" (1984) Intel: "Play That Funky Music" (1997) CompuServe: "Not Busy" (1997) Lotus: "Capitalism" (1997) Iomega: "Bermuda Triangle" (1998) Network Associates: "Missile Silo" (1998) EDS: "Cat Herders" (2000) Computer Associates: "Amnesia" (2002) Garmin: "Napoleon" (2008) 22
  23. 23. My Favorite 2011 Superbowl Ad Copy/paste into browser / Bridgestone beaver carma Carma - salute 23
  24. 24. Generation ME: Why Today‟s YoungAmericans are more Confident, Assertiveand more Miserable than ever beforeJean M. Twenge, PhD, (Psychology DeptSDSU) colleague 24
  25. 25. 3D Game Programming• Serious object-oriented programming• Team Sport• Interdisciplinary [Artists and Programmers]• Target of Negative Attitudes from others (especially the “analog” ones)• Be prepared with 5 minute elevator talk• Learn your client vernacular 25
  26. 26. Gamer Groups Spr 2006Great Studio Class [JSB recommends] – Varying Engagement One girl 26
  27. 27. 3D Game Programming as Service LearningStudents create 3D video games that serveother disciplines – started 2006 NSF grantHandoutsGraduate students from CS 583 3D GameProgramming want to write thesis with me -must find discipline to serve. 27
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  29. 29. How CyberInfrastructure Impacts/Engages our Youth Students born digital - shrug off “history lessons” on new, innovative, exciting, intrusive …connectivity Internet is dynamic – keep a log (or web page record, find what works for you since resource may move – HtTrack and YouTube Downloader) Internet never goes away, so watch out what you post – Bill Gates mug shot from Albuquerque PDFall 2011 – Stewart teaches course at SDSU for first time. NSF, CSTA recognize weneed more programmers. Stayed tuned! 29
  30. 30. Questions? 30
  31. 31. President Weber cuts the ribbon 31
  32. 32. SDSC 25 year timeline 1985-92 – 1of8 Please take one of this timeline handout also SDSC Transforming Science & Society through Cyberinfrastructure
  33. 33. YouTubes 33