Global Lambda Integrated Facility

GLVF: 50th Anniversary of Sputnik 2007




The Netherlands: SARA, University of Amsterdam
Russia: Space Research Institute (IKI), Russian Academy of Sciences
United States: Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago


At Russia's International Forum for the 50th anniversary of Sputnik I, 1-5 October 2007, guests attending a special demonstration at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Research Institute (IKI) in Moscow saw high-resolution animations streamed from the US and the Netherlands to Russia over TransLight/StarLight and GLORIAD networks using the NSF-funded Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (SAGE) software.

On 1 October 2007, NCSA simulations of the Milky Way galaxy and a supercell tornado were streamed at 1 Gbps from data stores at EVL (Chicago) and SARA (Amsterdam) to a tiled display wall at the IKI.

IKI arranged the demonstration to show off the new 10 Gbps network between MoscowLight and NetherLight. Over the course of two days, the demonstration was viewed by the Vice Presidents of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Speaker of the Russian Duma, and many academicians.

Special thanks to GLORIAD, University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory/JICS, TransLight/StarLight, NetherLight, SURFnet, StarLight, Russian Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute', and Russian Institute for Public Networks (RIPN)