[AG-TECH] AG 1.1 Release

Justin Binns binns at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Aug 27 14:10:56 CDT 2002

	The two issues below are related, and have to do with how OpenMash
processes the startup file and options.  As far as I can tell, the OM code
sets a default, very low level for quality/bandwidth/framerate when the
encoder is initialized, and doesn't query the TCL variables and reset
appropriately until the 'Options' dialog is loaded.  So, whatever you put
in the config is in fact being set as the 'default', it's just that those
defaults aren't being considered until the Options dialog is opened.  
I've been poking around a little looking for an answer, but haven't found
one yet.  We're working on it, but if you find a solution, we'd certainly
appreciate it if you'd let us know ;-)


On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Heisen, Andrew [NCSUS] wrote:

> Hi all, I've got 2 more PIG questions.  
> We too are unable to set the default quality to anything other than 10,
> though we can change other settings through a startup script.  Can anyone
> help us with this?
> Even more importantly, we're having trouble with OM VIC performance.  When
> Vic starts up it seems to be throttling it's own bandwidth such that it can
> never transmit at more than 2 fps with about a 2-4 sec delay.  Raising the
> bandwidth allowed helps slightly but does not solve the problem.  Oddly,
> when the "settings" button is pressed, openning the options dialogue, VIC
> fully recovers immediately and begins transmiting at our specified rate of
> 29 fps and with no delay.  This is without actually altering any of the
> settings.  
> If anyone can offer any explanations or suggestions as to how to fix this,
> we'd greatly appreciate it.
> -Andrew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas M. Mueller [mailto:thomas.m.mueller at Dartmouth.EDU]
> Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 12:30 PM
> To: Mary Fritsch
> Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] AG 1.1 Release
> i just installed the PIG version of release 1.1 (which is great, by the
> way) on our machine.  is anyone available for testing in the test room? 
> also, a couple questions about the video resource manager.  is there a
> way to change the default settings for frame rate/bandwidth/quality so i
> don't have to change them every time i start up the node?  is there a
> reason the quality setting in vic always starts at 10 no matter how i
> set it in the video resource manager?
> On Wed, 2002-07-03 at 17:09, Mary Fritsch wrote:
> > All,
> > 
> > Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to announce an update to the Access
> > Grid Node Display Machine Software.  This release includes preliminary 
> > support for the Personal Interface to the Access Grid and can be found by 
> > clicking the Software Download link from www.accessgrid.org.
> > 
> > Please feel free to send mail to ag-mcs at mcs.anl.gov with questions or
> comments.
> > 
> > ANL AG Team
> > 

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