For those attending SC14 in New Orleans, Louisiana, we will hold the annual “Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (SAGE) for Global Collaboration” Birds of a Feather (BOF):

We will introduce SAGE2™, the next-generation SAGE™, in addition to providing SAGE updates. SAGE2 is browser-based and integrates cloud services, a multi-resolution image viewer, a stereoscopic image viewer, mirrored portals, and network streaming of high-resolution imagery. Like SAGE middleware, SAGE2 is a software framework that enables local and remote collaboration on scalable resolution display walls (from single monitors to a wall of tiled displays) by sharing diverse media content, including 2D and 3D visualizations and applications. One major benefit of browser-based software is that there is no installation requirement for users and it is inherently cross-platform. A user simply needs an up-to-date web browser on the device he/she wishes to use as an interaction tool for the wall. SAGE2 services are essentially brought to the user through the Cloud.

This BOF provides a Forum for the SAGE/SAGE2 developers to meet with the the SAGE global user community and potential users; specifically:

  • to introduce key SAGE/SAGE2 team members
  • to provide an overview of SAGE/SAGE2 roadmaps
  • to review SAGE/SAGE2 capabilities and applications
  • to highlight SAGE/SAGE2 research and education applications
  • to solicit feedback

We are planning SAGE2 demonstrations on the SC14 exhibition floor; more information will be forthcoming.

Together, we can advance scientific research and education by providing production-quality, community-driven open services for visualization and collaboration that utilize shared national and international cyberinfrastructure.

See you at SC14!

Maxine Brown and Luc Renambot
Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Jason Leigh
Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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Save the date: SAGE Meeting at SC14 – Introducing SAGE2
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