CESNET involved in Night of the Scientists

Prague, 1 October 2014. During the Night of the Scientists, which took place last Friday, those interested could acquaint themselves with cutting-edge technology and its uses at the joint laboratories of CESNET and the CTU Faculty of Information Technology.

In the SAGElab network multimedia laboratory, they could try practical work with a large-scale display device with a resolution of more than 8K (9600×4320 pixels) controlled by the SAGE software. Visitors saw applications in the areas of industrial graphic models, architecture and heritage conservation, as well as pictures from an electron microscope or the recording of a distributed cultural performance.

The HWlab CESNET hardware development laboratory presented prototypes and products utilising FPGA programmable gate arrays, used in process control or low-latency video transmission at a high 4K resolution (4096×2160 pixels).

The SAGElab laboratory was established last year for research and teaching of the latest networking and multimedia technologies. It is a joint workplace of CESNET, the CTU Faculty of Information Technology and the CTU Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The laboratory is used for long-distance lectures and teaching of subjects in the areas of multimedia, virtual reality and networking technologies. In addition, it is used for independent research activities of students working on their thesis or dissertation and other experts in the area of networking and multimedia technologies. It is also connected in the international community of laboratories with a similar focus.

The Faculty of Information Technologies was established in 2009, becoming the eighth Faculty of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague. Today, it offers a broad range of study specialisations connected with computer science: from hardware to information systems and web technologies. Furthermore, students can become involved in the work of the faculty’s scientific teams in many specialisations, such as arborology and stringology, knowledge engineering and data mining, VLSI design, computer security, database design, parallel algorithms, web engineering, and more. For more information, please visit: www.fit.cvut.cz.

The CESNET Association was founded by Czech universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1996. It is engaged in research and development in information and communication technologies and builds and develops the CESNET national e-infrastructure for research and education. With its research activities and accomplishments, CESNET represents the Czech Republic in international projects, most notably the pan-European GÉANT network building project and grid projects (EGI.eu), and participates actively in their implementation.

Last change: 1.10.2014