CS 490 Special
Projects in Computer Science: MOBILE ROBOTS
FINAL PRESENTATION (Monday, April 23, 2001, in NSF 1207)
Announcements (other developments)
The BEOWULF Cluster is up and running!
As you know, some of the delay can
be reduced with an optimized video
encoding workstation--more ram, faster networking, cpu, and video card, as
well as reduced system processes. On the wireless front, I see the new
802.11a chipsets are being manufactured now--5 Ghz, 45 Mbs. These should be
in shipping products by year end--something for next years LTF.
On the server side, we received
funding on this year's LTF for a new, much
more powerful video server and network infrastructure. I've ordered the
hardware to build it, but it won't be ready for a few weeks. It should cut
down on the delay a bit. Here are some of the computer/network specs:
Dual Pentium 1 Ghz CPUs, Intel STL2
Motherboard, 160 Mbs SCSI, 180 GB
drives, 2 GB PC133 RAM, 1 Gbit Ethernet 64 Bit PCI, 1 Gbit network switch,
etc... it should be 10 times faster than our current server.