[AG-USERS] What do you want the AG to be?

Michael Miller mimiller at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Tue Aug 5 16:30:22 CDT 2003


It looks like python has a good interface/api/whatever with 
OpenGL.  Perhaps the future interface could be done in 3D.  Such that you 
land in the Lobby, and see a real lobby with chandeliers and cheesy 
paintings on the wall.  Then you could walk to the elevator or a hallway 
and see people's video streams passing by.  Also when you walk into a room, 
you would see the video streams as 3D avatars in the room.  Kinda like a 
cocktail party with those cardboard cutouts of famous 
celebrities.  :-P    Perhaps the video could be texture-mapped onto a 3D 
model of a human figure...

Michael Miller

At 02:36 PM 8/5/2003, Jennifer Teig von Hoffman wrote:
>Greetings everybody,
>At today's AG Town Hall, Ivan Judson suggested that we start a discussion 
>on this mailing list to get some input on what sorts of features people 
>would like to see in future releases of the AG Toolkit. We want to 
>encourage people to think big! This isn't just for AG 2.x, but 3.x and 
>beyond. Based on your responses, we'll be compiling a document to feed 
>into the requirements process for future versions.
>Here are a few things to ponder; do these possibilities appeal to you?
>   * Exposing grid services in a virtual venue, so you can launch a globus
>     job from within a venue
>   * Allowing large files to be stored in venues
>   * Advanced services related to scheduling (AG scheduling, grid scheduling?)
>   * Recording sessions
>   * Allowing access from non-AG interfaces, such as the web
>   * Mitigating the impact of working across time zones (anybody got ideas 
> on how?)
>Try thinking about it from this angle too: What normal daily things do you 
>do in your work which you'd like to see integrated into the AG? For 
>example, perhaps you use a microscope you'd like to share with your 
>Your opinions and ideas are very important; please do chime in!


Michael Miller
System Engineer
Visualization Technology Support
Computing and Data Management
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois - UC

"If you're clear in your vision and trust the people in your team with 
clear objectives, they will invariably do their best to achieve everything 
desired, and usually deliver everything you could have hoped for and even 
more." -Paul Debevec

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