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Manjeet Singh, SingAREN, Singapore, Francis Lee, NTRC, NTU

This demonstration presents some of the work being undertaken by SingAREN and its Applications Support Group, which is developing streaming media capabilities over high-speed international networks. SingAREN also promotes the use of high quality video conferencing tools to encourage more frequent interactions among researchers. SingAREN has worked with iCAIR on a number of projects related to advanced interactive Internet media, including some related to the International Virtual Institute for Materials Sciences. (SingAREN in partnership with IMRE, a materials science research center, and IHPC, a high performance computing center worked with iCAIR on a demonstration of a prototype GiDVN during Supercompting '98 in Orlando Florida.) These projects are related to a larger research program involving a wide range of other technologies. SingAREN is managed by Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), in close partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), specifically, the Centre for Internet Research (CIR) at NUS and the Network Technology Research Centre (NTRC) at NTU. KRDL is the largest government IT R&D organization in Singapore, carrying out leading edge technology and systems development in the areas of learning, knowledge, ubiquity, bio-medical and transportation.

Singapore and iGRID
SingAREN is co-ordinating Singapore's Participation in iGRID.

Singapore is participating widely in this year's International GRID (iGRID) special event at this summer's INET 2000 Conference in Yokohama, Japan, July 18-21 -- iGRID is showcasing the latest in technological innovations and application advancements supporting global community networking. 23 high-speed global network applications will be showcased at INET2000 conference.

This is the second time that Singapore is participating in this mega iGRID showcase. The last was in 1998 in Florida, USA, where Singapore showcased 5 advanced applications. SingAREN is co-ordinating Singapore participation at this event that will showcase 4 advanced applications that have been developed either locally or in collaboration with international collaborators from Germany, United States, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, CERN, Spain, Korea and Mexico. Among the Asian countries that are participating in iGRID, Singapore has the second highest number (next to Japan) of advanced applications that will be showcased at the event. The other Asian participants include Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

The applications that are part of the rest of the showcase range from distributed interactive Collaborative design to computer graphics to a lecture on human anatomy and streaming digital video. All applications will be streamed to the exhibition floor in Yokohama via the SingAREN-Japan 4 MB high-speed link. The applications are presented by Singapore's institutions of higher learning here namely, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Temasek Polytechnic. A list of demonstrations in which Singapore is described below:

MediaZine: A Combination of Television, WWW, Telecommunications and 3D Computer Graphics Fraunhofer Institute Graphische Datenverarbeitung (IGD), Darmstadt, Germany

CyberCAD: Internet Distributed Interactive Collaborative Design Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Human Anatomy Lecture-on-Demand at the National University of Singapore Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore, Singapore

GiDVN: Global Internet Digital Video Network International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR), Northwestern University, USA.

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