[AG-TECH] Add content to the AG website day (30th/Nov/2007)

gurcharan khanna gskpop at cis.rit.edu
Sun Nov 25 21:32:04 CST 2007


I would like to see a page devoted to how AG nodes are being used, 
for specialized projects. E.g., ag nodes in support of a particular 
research project
or specific administrative function. while every node might be seen as a 
resource, there are some specialized cases that would be seen as 
innovative or

For example, i've installed two out three nodes at RIT that were 
designed to connect
a lab that was split across three buildings to provide that 
serendipitous 'water cooler'
interaction that is now missing. Or another project is being discussed 
that would try
to replicate a "collaboratorium" in building with another in a separate 
building. Or
again, how the AG was used in a class on Interface Design to see how it 
could be
improved -) I would gladly contribute these three examples right away. 
I'm already
doing that on my own local website, but collecting all the global uses 
in one place
would be better.

It would be nice to document these uses, whether permanent or 
transitory, as real life
examples beyond videoconferencing, as ways that differentiate the access 
grid system.
Then it would be much easier to explain/show why the AG is worthy of effort.

Perhaps a nice classified list of examples with text, photos, videos, etc.

What do you think?


Jason Bell wrote:
> G'day All (Reminder) (Apologies for any cross posting)
> With the end of the month approaching, I would like to propose that
> November 30th (Friday) can be "add content to the AG website day"!
> Given that the AG website (www.accessgrid.org) is a global resource, I
> would like to see content being added from people all around the world.
> Therefore, can I ask that everyone spend 5 minutes on the 30th of
> November and add an item to the portal.  The more content on the AG
> website, the more information can be available for everyone to view.
> Therefore, as a suggestion, feel free to add one of the following
> content items:
> *	A new Global Node listing (Remember to encourage sites that
> haven't already registered, to do so);
> *	A hardware item (http://www.accessgrid.org/hardware) that hasn't
> already been documented;
> *	A document within the documentation section:
> 	-	Install Guides
> 	-	User Guides
> 	-	HowTo / Tutorials
> 	-	Shared Applications
> 	-	Other Topics
> 	-	Add-Ons
> 	Some of the documents I would like to see added to the AG
> website include things like:
> 	+	Better documentation of the port usage within the AG
> 	+	A detailed FAQ page
> 	+	A thorough general guide
> 	+	A General Trouble Shooting Guide
> *	A project listing (http://www.accessgrid.org/project)
> I hope this email has encouraged you to add some content and free feel
> to collaborate on some of the larger document projects.
> If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
> Thanks for your time,
> Jason.
> --------------------------------------------
> Jason Bell, B.I.T.
> B. Info. Tech. (Honours) Student
> High Performance Computing Support Officer, 
> Network Engineer 
> Information Technology Division 
> Central Queensland University
> E-mail : j.bell at cqu.edu.au
> Phone : 07 4930 9229
> --------------------------------------------
> Patience is a virtue.
> But if I wanted Patience,
> I would have become a Doctor.
> --------------------------------------------

Gurcharan S. Khanna, Ph.D.
Director of Research Computing
Office of the Vice President for Research

Director, Interactive Collaboration Environments Laboratory,
Center for the Advancing the Study of Cyberinfrastructure
Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5603
Phone: 585-475-7504  ~  Cell: 585-451-8370
Email: gurcharan.khanna at rit.edu
Http:  www.rit.edu/~gskpop

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