Fall 2001 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Advanced Applications: Applications Case Studies

Time 10/03/01 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

Remote Control of Instruments at the SOAR Telescope

UNC-Chapel Hill astronomers are partners in the SOAR telescope, a scientific facility 18 months from completion atop a peak in the Chilean Andes. SOAR instruments will be operated remotely from UNC because atmospheric conditions conducive to high-resolution spectro-imaging cannot be predicted with enough reliability to justify 24 hours of travel. We will demo a simple observing support tool that uses H.323 conferencing and National Instruments LabVIEW to supervise data acquisition and to browse large image files over the I2 to a more constricted mountaintop LAN.

Beyond File Sharing and Web Browsing: New Methods for Sharing

This session is designed to encourage discussion of efficient sharing of data from disparate sources, particularly via Internet2. The awkward practice of sequentially searching individual repositories, collecting data, and finding tools to access and combine that data is no longer necessary. By using systems based on Java, SQL, and XML, a client application can access databases around the world and present query results as though drawn from a single data source. At the same time, the client can locate and apply tools to analyze that data. By adhering to open standards, researchers from anywhere across the globe can develop repositories and tools that work together to facilitate the discovery and use of relevant data.


Speaker Gerald Cecil University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Speaker Jeffery T. Clark North Dakota State University

Speaker Adam Crain University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Speaker Francis Larson North Dakota State University