[AG-TECH] RE: AG Workshop Documentation

Jason Bell j.bell at cqu.edu.au
Thu Jan 24 23:13:02 CST 2008

G'day all

I have completed the bulk of the topics for the Workshop documents for
the Access Grid.

I invite everyone to have a look at the documentation which can be found
at http://www.accessgrid.org/workshop.

For those experienced Access Grid personnel, you are welcome to use this
documentation to provide your own AG based workshops.  (My only request
is that you let me know you are using it so I have an idea of it's

Obviously, if there is any information that is incorrect, out of date,
please let me know.  Additionally, feel free to provide me with any
information you would like to see added.

Thanks for your time,

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Bell 
Sent: Monday, 3 December 2007 04:38 PM
To: 'accessgrid-l at clix.aarnet.edu.au'; 'ag-tech';
'AG-Tech-NZ at googlegroups.com'; 'ag-dev at mcs.anl.gov'
Subject: RE: AG Workshop Documentation

G'day All

I have managed to add some additional topics to the AG Workshop Document
(http://www.accessgrid.org/node/917). These include:

	* Operational suggestions
	    	+ Rat on the Display
   		+ Kill all AG processes script
	      + Reset Sound Script
	      + Basic Operational Tricks
    		+ Metacity (Fedora Trick)
    		+ Mtrace (Fedora Trick)
    		+ Location of AG equipment
    		+ Location of AG equipment Con't

	* Global Quality Assurance Program
		+ Overview
    		+ Acknowledgements
    		+ Quality Assurance Process History
	      + Global Quality Assurance Program Overview
    		+ What is it???
    		+ Why are we doing it???
    		+ QA's Goal
    		+ Quality Assurance Already in Use
    		+ Why is it important?
    		+ Integration into AG website
    		+ QA Particulars
    		+ Regional Specifics
    		+ Demo
    		+ Quality Tips and Tricks 1
    		+ Quality Tips and Tricks 2
    		+ Outcomes for the QA Process
    		+ Supporting Documentation

	* Shared Applications
		+ Overview
    		+ Shared Presentation
    		+ Shared Presentation (Hands on)
    		+ Shared Browser
    		+ TigerBoard
    		+ VenueVNC
    		+ Tigerboard (Hands on)
    		+ Shared Themo
    		+ Shared Rasmol

	* Networking
	    + Overview
    		+ Multicast / Unicast Difference
    		+ What is Multicast
    		+ Multicast
    		+ Multicast Issues
    		+ Understanding the Beacon 1
    		+ Understanding the Beacon 2
    		+ Understanding the Beacon 3
    		+ Unicast
    		+ Unicast Issues 1
    		+ Unicast Issues 2
    		+ Unicast Issues 3
    		+ Unicast Issues 4
    		+ Unicast (Hands On)
    		+ DHCP/fixed IP address issues
    		+ Registry peers

Please let me know if you find this information useful.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Bell 
Sent: Friday, 30 November 2007 4:47 PM
To: accessgrid-l at clix.aarnet.edu.au; ag-tech;
AG-Tech-NZ at googlegroups.com; ag-dev at mcs.anl.gov
Subject: AG Workshop Documentation

G'day All

As part of my contribution to adding content to the AG website for
today's "Add content to AG website day", I have begun uploading a large
Access Grid Work Shop Document.  See http://www.accessgrid.org/node/917.

QCIF, together with the Australian Research Collaboration Service
(ARCS), are pleased to announce Access Grid Workshop documentation to
provide AG workshops on a global basis and to assist those who may not
be able to attend by providing these resources.

It is hoped that this document will provide a basis for providing AG
workshops all over the world!  It will also provide some additional
information for the Access Grid community.

Currently (only started today), I have been able to upload the following

    * Access Grid Installation Notes
    	+ Windows Install
    	+ Linux Installation
    	+ Mac OSX Installation
    	+ Configuring Profile
    	+ Configuring Services
    	+ Saving Multiple Configurations (Demo)
    	+ My Node Preferences

    * The Design Considerations for a Room Based Access Grid Node
    	+ Design Issues
    	+ Room Design
    	+ Microphones
    	+ Microphones Con't
    	+ Speaker Placement
    	+ Camera Options and Placement
    	+ Lighting Considerations
    	+ Computers
    	+ Room Design
    	+ Example of a Room Node 1
    	+ Example of a Room Node 2
    	+ Example of a Room Node 3
    	+ Example of a Room Node 4
    	+ Rooms and Hardware Information
    	+ Multiple Purpose Room Issues
    	+ Multiple Purpose Room Issues Con't
    	+ Handy Tips and Tricks
    	+ Handy tips and tricks Con't
    	+ Thanks

    * Audio Tuning
    	+ Keep it Simple
    	+ Keep it Simple Con't
    	+ Audio Codecs
    	+ Mapping inputs to Outputs
    	+ Mapping inputs to Outputs Con't
    	+ Configuring a XAP 400
    	+ Echo Cancelling
    	+ Noise Cancellation
    	+ Audio Filtering
    	+ Configuring a Telco device

    * Self-Testing an Access Grid
    	+ Testing Video
    	+ Testing Video Con't
    	+ Testing Audio
    	+ Testing Audio (Demo)
    	+ Network Testing
    	+ Using a separate machine to test Audio
    	+ Share Applications Testing
    	+ Available Documentation
    	+ External Testing
    	+ Weekly Test Sessions

Over the up and coming weeks, I hope to upload the following additional
topics (With appropriate subsections):

	* Operational suggestions
	* Quality Assurance
	* Networking 
	* Venue Servers and Unicast Bridging 
	* AGVCR and H261AS
	* Security and Scheduling 
	* HDV / DV 
	* Trouble Shooting

Note that I haven't had a chance to give it a extensive revision, but
once I have uploaded everything, I will go through it thoroughly.

Thanks very much for your time,

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.

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