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Distributed Systems Online, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2007

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  • Distributed Graphics Pipelines on the Grid

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    jgViz uses standard grid technologies and Chromium cluster graphics software to schedule the best available distributed graphics pipeline. Visualization of large data sets using computer graphics techniques has become a mainstream requirement for many scientists and engineers. However, achieving interactive performance when rendering a complex visualization often requires high-performance computing facilities. One solution is to exploit real-time graphics accelerators, which are used in the full range of computing devices from games consoles and set-top boxes to supercomputers and advanced training simulators. At the same time, the service infrastructure for distributed networks has produced the third generation of the connected world: the grid. jgViz, our Java-implemented grid visualization system, uses grid functionality to enable transparent access to reliable parallel graphics pipelines. Lightweight and highly portable, jgViz aims to be plug-and-play for the existing grid resource allocation mechanism View full abstract»

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  • An Innovative Master's Program in Distributed Computing

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    Distributed computing systems and applications are not only changing the face of computing, they're also continually changing the way we live, work, and interact as a society. In recent years, the demand for educational courses in advanced computing and networking has expanded rapidly. This has led to a huge demand for Internet-based distributed computing technologies (such as Web and grid services) and applications that virtualize geographically distributed resources to enable the creation of virtual enterprises, marketplaces, and service-oriented computing industries. Because current academic programs don't yet address the skill set required to meet these demands, we launched a Master of Engineering in distributed computing program at the University of Melbourne View full abstract»

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  • News: A Structure for Unstructured Data Search

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  • Book Review: Data plus Connectivity [review of Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence (Stakutis, C. and Webster, J.; 2005)]

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  • Book Review: Software Agent Technology: The State of the Art [review of Software Agent-Based Applications, Platforms and Development Kits (Unland, R. et al., Eds.; 2005)]

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Univ. of Cambridge
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