A look at collaborative networking at the HPA Tech Retreat included updates from Smartjog and AboveNet. Also addressed:
–Peter Wilson introduced MUPPITS (Multiple User Post Production IT Services), an R&D project to develop an open and secure collaborative system based on a service-oriented architecture. Partners include Sohonet, Pinewood, BBC, Molinare and Smoke and Mirrors. The main aims of the projects is to offer remote rendering, as well as a tapeless workflow. To learn more: www.muppits.org.uk
–CineGrid Exchange Architecture is growing and by spring of this year, global capacity is expected to reach 256 TB connected via a 10 GigE cyberinfrastructure. Demonstrations have included 4K uncompressed interactive color grading between CinePost in Prague and UC San Diego.