About lab

SAGElab  is a joint laboratory of CESNET, the Faculty of Information Technologies and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University. The goal of the laboratory is to support education and research in network and visualization technologies, development of new kinds of applications and experimental work in these areas. The laboratory is used by students and employees for their research work and thesis preparations in collaboration with institutions in Czech Republic and abroad. Local and remote lectures of experts in various fields of research take place in the laboratory opened to public.

CESNET builds a national e-infrastructure for universities and research institutions comprising a high-speed network, computing and storage facilities and distance collaboration tools. To achieve this goal, collaboration with universities, research institutions and educating new experts in the related areas is necessary. Therefore, CESNET has signed a Memorandum of collaboration with the Faculty of Information Technologies at the Czech Technical University. The core of the laboratory was created under a research grant supported by CESNET development fund no. 464/2012. The laboratory equipment and its research activitites have been since than continuously extending.

The laboratory is equipped with a large-scale visualization wall connected to a high-speed network. The current resolution is 8K+ (9600 x 4320 px), created by ultra-narrow-bezel LCD panels. The wall is driven by SAGE/SAGE2 software, allowing to work with multiple local or remote applications simultaneously. The laboratory also provides additional equipment to support research, development and education in computer networks, human-computer interaction.

Hardware configuration

1x

HP 5900 OpenFlow switch

    • 48x SFP+ 1G/10G
    • 4x QSFP+ 40G

20x

Monitor NEC X463UN

    • FullHD resolution (1920 x 1080)
    • 46”
    • 5 mm picture-to-picture

6x

Server Dell PowerEdge T620/T630

    • 152 cores
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 and NVIDIA Quadro 4200 graphic adapters

Capacity of the laboratory

24 people

in assignments configuration

(tables for all participants)

50 people

in colloquia configuration

(chairs only)

Installed software

Gentoo linux

operating system

www.gentoo.org

SAGE™, SAGE2™

software framework for displaying the content

www.sagecommons.org

Chromium

distributed opengl framework

chromium.sourceforge.net

Adobe Creative Cloud, Sony Vegas Pro, Grass Valley Edius 7

picture and video editing software

Blender

distributed rendering

www.blender.org

Google Earth

distributed map-based presentations

www.google.com/earth

Autopano Giga

picture and video stitching software

www.kolor.com

Hugin

high-resolution picture stitching software

hugin.sourceforge.net

PDF_Viewer, Smedia, VLC plugin, Sage Recoder

locally developed applications

Operating rules

Operating rules of the laboratory for download: Download (in Czech)