[AG-TECH] question about potential access grid configuration

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Jul 22 12:11:47 CDT 2003

Hey Frank,

This sounds very interesting. Quite feasible, and exciting.  Is there
anything we can do to help you explore this?  Are there any specific
requirements you can think of that we need to address to make this work?

The more we get very concrete, specific requirements, the better we can
address them!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov 
> [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On Behalf Of Frank Sweetser
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 1:41 PM
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: [AG-TECH] question about potential access grid configuration
> We're pondering a somewhat unusual grid setup, and I was 
> wondering if anyone had tried anything like this before, or 
> had any thoughts about it.
> This setup will be for a class that is that is taught accross 
> three different physical locations.  One location has a 
> teacher and students, and the other two sites contain only 
> students.  After the teacher is done with the initial lecture 
> and question and answer section, the students are to split up 
> into three groups, where each group has members at all three 
> locations.
> Our idea is to have at each site one full room node 
> (projector, full house audio, etc) and one pig for each 
> group.  We would have an AG2 venue server, with four venues, 
> one for the lecture portion, and one for each of the three groups.
> In operation, everyone would first interact with the room 
> node during the lecture portion.  Then, once it is time to 
> break into groups, all of the room nodes would mute their 
> outgoing but continue listening, and instead everyone would 
> go to the laptop pigs.  Any files or other resources would be 
> downloaded from the class venue, and each group would then go 
> into their group venue.
> The room nodes would remain in the main class venue and 
> listening so that the professor could still get the whole 
> classes attention easily.
> Sound feasible?
> -- 
> Frank Sweetser fs at wpi.edu
> WPI Network Engineer

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