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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quilt's Tour of New Duke TelePresence Classroom: 1st to Fill 12 Segments on NLR Exchange

The Quilt's virtual tour, via Cisco TelePresence, of Duke University's new TelePresence Classroom was a smashing success, utilizing, for the first time on the NLR-operated Research and Education Cisco TelePresence Exchange, all 12 available segments for a single TelePresence session. The event was open to any site connected to NLR or Internet2.

Here's Duke's innovative hall, enabling educators from three different locations to interact with students. We're hoping to share photos soon of the actual Quilt event.

For more info on TelePresence over NLR, please visit:

Modeling Oil Spill's Trajectory

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), managed by NLR member the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) with NSF funding, released a detailed computer modeling study showing oil from April's Gulf of Mexico disaster might soon extend along thousands of miles of U.S. Atlantic coast.

NCAR researchers, with collaborating organizations, used supercomputers at two NLR members, the New Mexico Computer Applications Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

For more info on the study and the discouraging animation of its results, see:
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More All Hands Meeting Photos

More photos . . . first of our distinguished member and user panel with, from left, Cas d'Angelo, Chief Network Architect, Georgia Tech; Peter O'Neil, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Crossroads; Dave Reese, CTO, CENIC; Linda Winkler, Senior Network Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory and MREN; NLR pres and CEO Glenn Ricart. . . then Glenn giving his update to participants.

Visit NLR's Flickr site to see all our pics.