Current and Planned Infrastructure

Last updated September 23, 1999 by Johanson

This is an overview of the current infrastructure in the room, and additions and changes which are planned.



Machine List

This is a list of the 8 machines in the interactive room, their specification, any currently attached hardware, and the software that is on the machines, and needs to be placed on the machines.
 
Machine Name
Hardware
Software
Integrated Attached Installed Needed
iw-room

Main room controller

  • Dell Server, Jan 98 donation
  • PII-450MHz Xeon
  • 128MB RAM
  • 9GB Hard drive
  • Video Card(?)
  • CD-ROM
 
  • Linux Red Hat 6.0
  • Tspaces
  • Java
  • Ninja
  • Linux eventheap software
iw-conrolpanel

Runs Wacom LCD tablet, which serves as the main control panel for the room

  • Dell Server, Jan 97 donation
  • PII-350MHz
  • 128MB RAM (?)
  • ?GB Hard drive
  • Wacom Digital Tablet Video Card
  • CD-ROM
  • Wacom LCD Tablet
  • Windows 98(?)
  • Ninja
  • Tspaces
  • Java
  • Windows eventheap software
  • Control panel software
iw-front

Drives the front screen for both mural and PC desktop

  • IBM Intellistation
  • PII-450MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • 9GB Hard drive
  • Intergraph 3400/4000
  • CD-ROM
  • InFocus LP1000 for front screen
  • Windows NT
  • Java
  • Tspaces
  • Ninja
  • Windows eventheap software
  • Windows mural and Millefeuille software
  • Eventheap to Windows keyboard/mouse driver
iw-smartboard4

Drives the three smartboards as one large Windows desktop

Same as iw-front except for video:
  • 3x 16MB Riva TNT
  • InFocus LP1000s projecting on SmartBoards 1, 2, and 3
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Java
  • Tspaces
  • Ninja
  • Windows eventheap software
  • Eventheap to Windows keyboard/mouse
iw-table

Drives the interactive table display as either mural or Windows desktop

  • Dell Server, Mural donation
  • PIII-550MHz Dual Xeon
  • 512MB RAM
  • 18 GB hard drive
  • 32MB Riva TNT2 (Ultra?)
  • CD-ROM (to be replaced by DVD-ROM)
  • InFocus LP1000 projecting on interactive table
  • Windows NT
  • Java
  • Tspaces
  • Ninja
  • Windows eventheap software
  • Windows mural and millefeuille software
  • Eventheap to Windows keyboard/mouse
  • iw-smartboard1

    Drives the 1st smartboard as mural or Windows desktop

    Same as iw-table
    • InFocus LP1000 projecting on SmartBoard1
    Same as iw-table Same as iw-table
    iw-smartboard2

    Drives the 2nd smartboard as mural or Windows desktop

    Same as iw-table
    • InFocus LP1000 projecting on SmartBoard2
    Same as iw-table Same as iw-table
    iw-smartboard3

    Drives the 3rd smartboard as mural or Windows desktop

    Same as iw-table
    • InFocus LP1000 projecting on SmartBoard3
    Same as iw-table Same as iw-table



    Additional Equipment

    This is a list of other equipment that is currently in the room, or will be in the room. All of these devices havenít yet been allocated to run on a specific machine yet.
     
    Device Machine to Connect To Needed Software Driver
    Wireless Keyboard and Trackball from Smartboards1 The appropriate Smartboard machine Mouse/keyboard to event heap driver
    Ebeam tracker from efi iw-table Ebeam to event heap driver
    Smartboards The appropriate Smartboard machine Smartboard to event heap driver
    Other pointing devices2 ??? Mouse to event heap driver
    Scanner iw-controlpanel Scanner to event heap driver3
    Color Inkjet Printer iw-controlpanel Event heap to printer driver4
    Wireless Palm Pilots Stand alone Pilot Proxy « event heap driver
    Wavelan Hub Stand alone5 None

    Notes:

    1. Are these IR? If so do we need to insure the receiver is visible someplace?
    2. Gyromouse Pro, touchpad, Logitech USB Mouse
    3. Some scanners have configurable buttons on the frontóone could just submit the scanned image as a event to the eventheap by pressing one of these.
    4. Print events in the heap get automatically picked up and printedómaybe print filter objects too, so an image tagged for printing can be converted to a print event.
    5. Presumably this just needs an Ethernet drop?


    To Do Lists

    This section lists the tasks that remain to be done. It is divided into two sections, equipment that still needs to be ordered and installed, and software that still needs to be created and packaged for installation.

    Missing Equipment
     
    Equipment Status
    Ebeam device from efi We have one eBeam device, and it will be used with the Interactie Mural.  A preliminary driver is working, but hasn't been tested with the actual device.
    Interactive Table and screen Table is ordered and should arrive between 9/29/99 and 10/6/99
    Scanner On hold until event heap software has stabilized.
    Wireless Palm Pilots One has arrived.
    Wavelan Hub Hub has arrived, install on 9/23/99
    HD15 amplifier for laptop to any of the five screens in the room Not yet ordered.

     

    Software Pieces
     
     
    Software Current Status
    Eventheap software
    • Java Event Heap SDK 90% complete
    • Tspace C++ interface running on Linux
    • NetObj2 Event fast-path 90% complete
    Millefeuille toolkit
    • Working with iwork under Irix and Windows
    • Initial multi mural functionality
    PC Mural
    • Working with opengl32.dll support.
    Control Panel Software
    • Projector control panel working.
    • X-10 control panel under construction.
    • Event Heap Control panel awaiting completion of Java Event Heap SDK completeion.
    Event Heap to Windows Keyboard/Mouse Driver
    • Complete
    Windows Keyboard/Mouse to Event Heap Driver
    • Complete.
    Ebeam to event heap driver Working with software simulator.
    Smartboard to event heap driver Not started
    Scanner to event heap driver Postponed until other software in place
    Printer to event heap driver Postponed until other software in place
    Pilot Proxy « Event Heap module
    • Some components from 3rd parties ready
    • Basic documentation on web-site