[AG-TECH] EPCC Access Grid node

Christoph Willing willing at itee.uq.edu.au
Tue May 31 17:36:52 CDT 2005

On 01/06/2005, at 5:37 AM, Marcus Christie wrote:

> I'm afraid this is probably a very stupid question, but I can't find  
> the EPCC (University of Edinburgh) AG venue.  I was told I could find  
> it under "Institutional Venues", which I think used to be available in  
> the ANL Venue Server, but now I can't find any such thing.  I've tried  
> https://ivs.mcs.anl.gov:9000/Venues/default and looked everywhere, and  
> tried https://vv2.mcs.anl.gov:9000/Venues/default but couldn't  
> connect.  Many thanks in advanced from someone who _still_ feels like  
> an AG newbie.

This is an almost exact same use case given in a talk at the San  
Francisco retreat (searching for U East Anglia). The talk was about  
making maps of venue servers and using the map information for  
VenueClient navigation directly into rooms rather than having to wonder  
how to navigate through a server to some arbitrary room. Slides are  
available at:

Slides aren't very informative after the event, so briefly: a small  
modification to the VenueClient enables a new menu similar to the "My  
Venues" menu. A user then runs a "ServerInfo" shared app to download up  
to date room layout information about various venue servers. This  
layout information is available via the new menu for room navigation.

In this case, I can go to my new menu - a list of venue servers - and  
find AGSC (Access Grid Support Centre, which seems to be the main  
server in UK), which cascades out to a list of all rooms on that  
server. From this list, select "University of Edinburgh (EPCC)" and the  
VenueClient goes directly to that room.

The short answer (from using the method above):


Christoph Willing                        Ph: +61 7 3365 8350
QPSF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland

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