[AG-TECH] AG as general teleconferencing tool?

Barbara A. Kucera bkucera at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed Feb 13 17:06:46 CST 2002

Hi David,

Several of the universities with which I work are sharing their Access Grid 
nodes with any interested parties at their institutions with the idea that 
the more demand for the AG, the more support and better leverage they will 
have for networking services, multicast, funding, etc.   I haven't heard of 
any problems caused by sharing thus far.


At 03:45 PM 2/13/2002 -0500, David E. Bernholdt wrote:
>We're starting to get a fair number of inquiries about AG from people
>here who are more in the administrative or support side of the lab
>(and DOE Oak Ridge Operations) rather than the "research" side of the
>house.  A lot of this stems from DOE HQ in Germantown using AG for a
>budget meeting next week.
>So I'm curious if other people have dealt with this kind of interest,
>and how?
>I tend to think of "business teleconferencing" as wanting a
>plug-it-in-and-it-works appliance, and while AG is good, its not quite
>that yet.  I'm not sure how cautious to be with these folks -- I think
>its great that they're interested in the new technology, but I suspect
>they can be scared off pretty easily too.
>David E. Bernholdt                   |   Email: bernholdtde at ornl.gov
>Oak Ridge National Laboratory        |   Phone: +1 (865) 574 3147
>http://www.csm.ornl.gov/~bernhold/   |   Fax:   +1 (865) 574 0680

Barbara A. Kucera
Alliance/EPSCoR Liaison
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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