Georgia State University is currently
researching applications for Internet 2. Among the applications
being researched, each has its own purpose related to the need for high
speed computers and network connections. For detailed information on these
applications, please read the
Applications section of Georgia State University's High-Speed
Connection to the Internet and vBNS Grant Text.
Collaboration with the safety-critical software community is planned in order to implement a new specialization of the CMM that measures the maturity of the strategies for incorporating formal Software specifications into the software development process. Included in this collaboration will be virtual workshops which can serve as prototypes for a family of similar research and development virtual workshops.
The Capability Maturity Model is a research and development application used across Interstate and Inter-regional areas. The application will involve bi-directional video, static graphics and slides, voice, and participatory white boards--all multimedia features which will result in significant networking demands. The application is likely to require significant network resources on a weekly basis.
Link to details of The Capability Maturity Model
A primary objective of this project is to develop an Internet based system to support environmental decision making. High quality images and animation, to be used in conjunction with video conferencing and collaboration tools for decision making, would be rendered in real time at a central site and distributed, via the network to graphics workstations at collaborating sites.
The Geographic Information System Decision Support System is a research and development application which will be used by the Intra-Georgia Gigapop members, specifically researchers at Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Clark Atlanta, the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State universities. The project will utilize live video, animated graphics, and large data sets resulting in significant network demands.
Link to details of the Geographic Information System Decision Support System
This work utilizes resources at the Pittsburg Supercomputer Center and involves 3-D numerical simulations of astrophysical hydrodynamical flows to the study of propagation, growth and death of different classes of radio Galaxies. The computer output parameters (density, pressure, velocity, etc.) require significant visualization. Significant improvements to the efficiency of the research effort can be achieved through remote visualization.
The Simulations of Astrophysical Hydrodynamical Flows is a research and development project working across Interstate and Inter-regional areas. The project will include animated graphics resulting in significant demands and will require significant weekly resources.
Link to details of Simulations of Astrophysical Hydrodynamical Flows
The Cineon Project involves artists and researchers at Georgia State and Georgia Tech collaborating on projects requiring the manipulation and transmission of large amounts of the highest quality full motion video. Investigators can explore the potentials of high speed networks with ensured quality of service and large digital video databases in film/video post-productions and the collaborative computer environments that facilitate those activities. Research will focus on video storage and retrieval from remote image databases as well as the design and use of such databases.
The Cineon Project is a research and development application as well as an education and instruction project working with users in the Intra-Georgia Gigapop areas. It will require daily network resources for and will involve large data sets of information.
Link to details of The Cineon Project
The Atlanta High Field NMR Facility has two spectometer instruments used in determining the structure of the proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, the binding of metals to proteins and dynamic processes of proteins and nucleic acids. These instruments are configured for offsite control over the Internet; after the initial sample loading and probe tuning, all spectometer functions can be run from a remote location. To date, researchers from Georgia Tech, Emory, Clark Atlanta, and the University of Georgia, as well as Vanderbilt have used these facilities. More usage would be possible given that the remote control function would be possible.
The Atlanta High Field NMR Facility is an application for research and development as well as education and instruction. Users include colleges and universities in Georgia, as well as other regional institutions (both Interstate and Inter-regional and Intra-Georgia Gigapop members). A possible network performance demand may include the quality of service required for remote control of instruments which could require weekly network resources.
Link to details of The Atlanta High Field NMR Facility
The CHARA array is a revolutionary kind of telescope consisting of 5 telescopes distributed within a circle 1300 feet in diameter and exceeding the resolving power of the Hubble Space Telescope by a factor of 100. The measurements of star masses, distances, luminosities, temperatures and diameters as well as surface imaging will generate large amounts of data that must be transmitted from California to the Atlanta Lab for real-time or near real-time reduction. High bandwidth and ensured quality of service will permit bringing the facility into the classroom with students witnessing and participating in the operation of the unique telescope.
The CHARA project concetrates on determining the fundamental properties of stars through measurements as well as through the imaging features on their surfaces. It is a research and development and education and institution application used by Intra-Georgia Gigapop areas. Networking demands include large data sets. The quality of service required for the remote operation of the telescope will cause significant network performance demands and daily network resources for the large data set downloads from remote locations.
Link to details of The Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
This research proposes to study appropriate software architectures for seamless multimedia delivery to residential and nomadic users at gigabit speeds. The presence of a high speed network is a significant asset to this project. Monitoring and evaluating the effects of gigabit speeds on the current protocol architectures and networking mechanisms using a genuine network would provide valuable data.
Architechtures for Gigabit Multimedia Delivery is a research and development project with users in the Intra-Georgia Gigapop area. It features one-way video, animated graphics and voice attributes which will involve significant network demands and weekly access to network resources.
Link to details of Architectures for Gigabit Multimedia Delivery