Accession Number : ADA311196

Title :   Collaboratory and Telecommunications Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 94-Aug 95

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV NY NORTHEAST PARALLEL ARCHITECTURES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Markowski, Roman ; Fox, Geoffrey

PDF Url : ADA311196

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The objectives of this effort were to: (1) determine the appropriate distributed collaboration technologies for NYNet (an experimental, high speed network in New York State) applications; (2) prototype a Mosaic based infrastructure for delivering collaboratory information; (3) implement collaborative technology within the area linked by the NYNet ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network; and (4) demonstrate the capabilities of the multimedia collaboratory technology over an ATM network by means of a telemedicine experiment. Chapter 2 of this report surveys the various video conferencing and collaboratory solutions available from August 1994 to August 1995. The next chapter describes the Mosaic-based information server, caching technology, and Web-Oracle interface. Chapter 4 provides a description of the ATM cluster built and used during the project at the Northeast Parallel Architectures Center located in Syracuse University. Chapter 5 discusses research topics associated with telemedicine applications, including the Distributed Pathodology Workstation. Desktop collaboration and compression technologies are included in the appendices.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), INFORMATION TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, ASYNCHRONOUS SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, NEW YORK, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, PARALLEL PROCESSING, OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, TELEVISION SYSTEMS, MEDICINE, WORK STATIONS, MEDIA, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, DATA COMPRESSION, LINKAGES, VIDEO NETWORKS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE