chatq cruise 7-24-00
grobe at raven.cc.ukans.edu
Sun Jul 23 23:31:39 CDT 2000
Greetings, Chautauqua Cruisers:
On monday 7-24-00, we hope to:
1) test yet another telco backchannel option, in search of
the perfect telco bridge provider,
2) test Cisco's IPTV viewer/server software for use in
displaying MPEG animations over multicast, and
3) test a new VNC server.
We will probably have to extend the normal cruising time from
1:30 to 3:00 or so, to get all this in.
We will have the telco backchannel numbers for you on the Lucky
Labrador meeting point on the Waterfall Glenn MUD.
!!! Remember we will meet in the "Lucky Labrador" meeting point rather
than the "Access Grid hangout" on the MUD. !!!
The IPTV viewer software is available for download through the University
of Oregon Video Lab and the Internet2 Networks Multicast Trial program at
The VNC server address will also be distributed over the MUD.
The new VNC server will (we hope) be running on a box configured to
serve as a replacement for any one of the main node boxes. That is, it
includes dual 650MHz CPUs (440GX chipset, 256MB SDRAM), 2 WinTV Model
401 cards, a dual-headed Matrox G400, a single-headed Matrox G200,
and a PCI 128. The idea is to use it in case of complete failure
of any one major node computer (display, video capture, or audio).
(Thanks to Doug Johnson for the inspiration.) In the case of EITHER
display system or video capture system failure, we should be able to
limp along running either 2 projectors (in place of 3) or 2 cameras
(in place of 4). If both systems fail, I suppose we can run 2 projectors
and 1 camera within Win2k.
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grobe at ukans.edu
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