scripps institution of oceanography
Birch Aquarium at ScrippsThe public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, in La Jolla, CaliforniaUniversity of California, San Diego
Optiputer"The OptIPuter, so named for its use of Optical networking, Internet Protocol, computer storage, processing and visualization technologies, is an envisioned infrastructure that will tightly couple computational resources over parallel optical networks using the IP communication mechanism. The OptIPuter exploits a new world in which the central architectural element is optical networking, not computers - creating "supernetworks". This paradigm shift requires large-scale applications-driven, system experiments and a broad multidisciplinary team to understand and develop innovative solutions for a "LambdaGrid" world. The goal of this new architecture is to enable scientists who are generating terabytes and petabytes of data to interactively visualize, analyze, and correlate their data from multiple storage sites connected to optical networks."
SIO Visualization Center"The Visualization Center at the Cecil and Ida Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego is a state-of-the-art laboratory for the display, integration, analysis and exploration of various geophysical datasets supporting interdisciplinary research. It provides a diverse array of research tools supporting data sharing among distributed locations, live field reports, real-time data acquisition and presentation, real-time video teleconferencing and lectures. Its resources are also being applied to wider community needs, such as providing heightened response to natural disasters such as earthquakes, education, and outreach. "