CineGrid @ University of Amsterdam
proposed that the CineGrid Amsterdam project focuses
to build "an entry-level HQ-Media" (and beyond) distributed facility.
This facility is based on grid and cloud components and specialized
domain specific equipment. These components are connected by optical
networks, and can make use of lightpaths to create dedicated circuits
the required deterministic data transport characteristics (QoS).
support flexible project based modus
operandi, the components in the Center of Excellence will be turned
virtualized resources, legoblocks,
that can be combined in a dynamic fashion to gather, process, (re)code,
annotate, store and stream cinematic data at the required performance
eventually for real time viewing. This architecture has an immediate
the SME's can concentrate on what they do best: creating content. They
need to define proper creative workflows that use the legoblocks to get
The UvA will implement all the required research to guarantee secure distribution and delivery of CineGrid data to all other partners. The challenges we face in this work package come from the intrinsic properties of high-quality digital media, which require large storage facilities and innovative means to read data from disk and transmit to destination over the network. Retrieval and transmission need to happen in a secure way to guarantee data integrity and to fulfil previous agreements between communicating partners regarding the communication model.