CineGrid's Mission


To build an interdisciplinary community that is focused on the research, development, and demonstration of networked collaborative tools to enable the production, use, preservation, and exchange of very-high-quality digital media over photonic networks

CHASE-CI Workshop - May 14, 2018, UCSD -Qualcomm Institute 
CineGrid Spotlight: AI - May 15, 2018, UCSD -Qualcomm Institute 
Co-sponsored by the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) & 
The CHASE-CI Workshop was an all-day event, which took place on Monday, May 14th. Many of the computer scientists across the University of California and Cal State campuses, as well as other CHASE-CI grant research partners, gathered to discuss the status of the CHASE-CI roll-out of FIONA8­based Machine Learning (ML) systems, best practices for development with Kubernetes, and the status of their ML and AI research projects, among their peers. David Arbuckle, the engineering director for Comcast's on-demand video services, presented on Comcast's implementation of Kubernetes, as the basis of their dev/ops environment. The presentation was well received because it emphasized thatKubernetes is implemented in commercial, mission-critical media applications. 
The CineGrid Spotlight: AI event on the morning of Tuesday, May 15th (9:00 AM -1:00 PM) featured presentations and panels from technical leaders in the Media and Entertainment (M&E) community,highlighting the use of AI/ML in :  Optimizing global VFX pipelines (Jean Bolot -Technicolor AI Lab);Broadcast Sports (Jerry Gutierrez -IBM Cloud); Research in Visual Perception (Tomáš Izo -Google Research) and new proposed architectures for content-centric networks (Michelle Munson -Eluvio).
A panel, moderated by Jeffrey Weekley -UC Merced, was held including these presenters, David/Arbuckle and Falko Kuester, a UCSD professor of Virtual Reality, who leads a team in the re-creation of archaeological sites using 3D immersive environments. 
The CineGrid Spotlight attendees who arrived on the morning of May 14th had the opportunity to sit in on the afternoon CHASE-CI workshop sessions. and learned more about the various ML-enhancedCHASE-CI scientific research projects, using the CHASE-CI FIONA8 AI servers. Everyone attended the evening wine & cheese reception, which featured the latest demonstrations in the 500 Megapixel 70­GPU walk-in virtual environment called the SunCAVE, tours of the VROOM display and Drone Lab. 
As part of the CineGrid 2.0 initiative, another objective of this CineGrid Spotlight: AI event, is to identify the key AI/ML research areas, where CineGrid members would add significant value and foster collaborative research projects among the science, data science, and creative media communities. 
CineGrid Spotlight: AI Organizers: Louise Ledeen, CineGrid and Natalie VanOsdol, Pacific Interface and CineGrid
Photo credit: © 2018 Scott Ralph
Detailed agendas for each day, bios of the presenters, as well as links to the streaming videos, are below: 




CHASE-CI Workshop (May 14, 2018)

1. CHASE-CI Workshop Welcome – Tom DeFanti (3:25)


2. Pacific Research Platform & CHASE-CI Overview – Larry Smarr (27:42)


3. Comcast’s Viper IP Video Implementation and Scaling of Kubernetes – David Arbuckle (44:49)



CineGrid Spotlight: AI (May 15, 2018)

5. CineGrid Spotlight: AI Introduction & Overview – Louise Ledeen (5:15)


6. Welcome - Synergy CineGrid & CHASE-CI: Larry Smarr (27:42)


7. Accelerating Global VFX Pipelines: Jean Bolot (20:29)


8. Cloud-based AI & Cognitive Analytics in Sports Broadcasting: Jerry Gutierrez (17:59)

9. Machine Learning for Efficient, Just in Time Content Distribution: Michelle Munson (31:59) 

10. CineGrid Spotlight: AI Panel (1:08:30)

CineGrid Spotlight AI: Panelists and Participants


Jean Bolot - Technicolor Jerry Gutierrez - IBM Laurin Herr - Pacific Interface and CineGrid
Tomáš Ižo - Google Research Falko Kuester - UCSD  Louise Ledeen - CineGrid
Michelle Munson - Eluvio Ravi Ramamoorthi - UCSD Larry Smarr - Calit2 UCSD
Jefferey Weekley - UC Merced    
Photos credit: © 2018 George Joblove
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Selected CHASE-CI Presentations:

11. Explainable AI Project's Experience Running on CHASE-CI GPUs: Jürgen Schulze and Kamran Alipour (15:07)


12. Embedded Learning: Emre Netci (12:00)


13. GPU Scaling Digital Site: Vid Petrovic (15:44)







05 October 2017 – GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility, announces the availability of new world maps that showcase the global Research & Education multi-gigabit optical network infrastructure owned by its participating organizations. GLIF is a virtual organization (or facility) that consists of network providers, network engineers, computer scientists and computational scientists.GLIF 2017
GLIF 2017 World Map created by NCSA/UIUC and EVL/UIC, with support from GLIF, NCSA/UIUC, UIC, and the State of Illinois

The CineGrid International Workshop 2015 was held December 8-10, 2015, at the Qualcomm Institute @ Calit2-UCSD. 
Over 100 international participants enjoyed cutting-edge demonstrations and stimulating presentations at the three-day event.
CineGrid International Workshop 2015 - Class Photo
There will be no CineGrid International Workshop in 2018.  CineGrid International Workshop 2019 is still TBD.
Please watch this page for announcements

15th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop
18 October 2015 -- The 15th Annual Global LambaGrid Workshop was held on 28-30 September 2015 at the Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republic. More than 110 participants from around the world came to discuss the visions for future research and education networking, whilst also honouring the 20th anniversary of the founding of the host organisation CESNET, the Czech National Research and Education Network. The event was sponsored by Ciena, Cisco and Juniper (Gold Sponsors), ComSource and ICS Intercom Systems (Bronze Sponsors), with support also provided by České Radiokomunikace. [Read More]

CineGrid@TIFF 2014
Collaborating with the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), CineGrid@TIFF 2014 will be held on October 29, 2014, at Roppongi Academy Hills 49 Tower Hall. Tokyo, Japan
This year CineGrid@TIFF 2014 topics will include interactive image production and collaboration in Asia, emerging tools for image production using global clouds, 8K at FIFA World Cup 2014, and the state of the art in digital media archiving.
Please join us for interesting presentations and stimulating discussions about future directions.
Date: October 29, 2014 – 10:00 - 18:15
Venue: Roppongi Academyhills 49 Tower Hall

WAVESan Diego, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 — If you think digital media is all about entertainment, you haven’t seen a live 4K video feed of a dental extraction. The extraction and three other medical procedures — streamed live to the big screen at the University of California, San Diego’s Atkinson Hall Auditorium — had everyone talking (if not cringing) at the eighth annual CineGrid™ International Workshop, which is held each year at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute (QI). The demonstration was a proof-of-concept for 4-way streaming of 4K video (four times the resolution of HD) from surgical operating rooms for medical education, professional training and second-opinions-at-a-distance. [Read more]


JVC and FOGOCineGrid Brazil: First 4K Live streaming using JVC and FOGO Player

Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), Digital Video Applications Lab (LAViD) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) have successfully demonstrated the first 4K uncompressed live streaming using the JVC GY-HMQ10 4K compact handheld camcorder and the FOGO player.

Onofre Lopes University Hospital (HUOL), a live cardiac surgery was streamed in uncompressed 4K to the UFRN's Virtual Reality Lab, both located in the city of Natal (RN), Brazil

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250 cesnetCESNET Demonstrates Remote Film Cleaning at CineGrid 2012 Workshop

Digitally Cleaned Films Can Be Inspected Remotely

San Diego, Prague 16 January 2013. At the CineGrid International Workshop, a prestigious professional meeting held in San Diego (California) in December, researchers from CESNET and the UPP post-production company, supported by a leading developer of innovative image processing systems—The Pixel Farm—demonstrated opportunities for using high-speed computer networks in digitizing and cleaning archived film material.

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Jefferey Weekley - UC Merced


Michelle Munson - Eluvio