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Our Cyberinfrastructure – Chaminade University Data Science Initiative

Our Cyberinfrastructure

A CyberCANOE being used for instruction running the SAGE2 software at Chaminade University

To date there are two Data Visualization Laboratory (DVL) SAGE2 implementations at Chaminade. We implemented the CyberCANOE model pioneered by Dr. Jason Leigh (Laboratory of Advanced Visualization and Analytics, University of Hawaii, NSF ACI1441963, CNS1530873) SAGE2 comprises cloud-based and web-browser technologies to provide a framework for groups of students and researchers, whether in the room or remotely, to collaborate to solve problems that require viewing and controlling the display of large volumes of information in ultra high-resolution (SAGE2 website: sage2.sagecommons.org/project). The Division currently hosts two implementations, which differ only by the size of the displays: (1) Teaching Laboratory DVL consists of two 55 inch Sony Bravia 4K Ultra 3D grid-array monitors  (18 sq. ft viewing area) (2) Lecture room DVL consists of two 65 inch LG 8500 4K Ultra HD(27.3 sq. ft display area).  SAGE2 software in the DVLs is run on Dell Area 51 computers with I7-6950X (10 core) CPU and two NVIDA GeForce GTX 1080Ti display cards, each with 11 GB of GDDR5X graphic RAM memory.  A third implementation is planned for summer 2017, comprising a 45 sq. ft display area.


The innovation space by Kamehameha Schools at Hālau ‘Īnana.

Hālau ‘ĪnanaThe CyberCANOE at Hālau ‘Īnana consists of multi-panel wall display constructed with 46 inch Planar Clarity Matrix LX46S3D 4K 3D displays (77 sq. ft display space) with quad controllers and redundant power supplies. This SAGE system runs on a Dell Area 51 computer with I7-6950X (10 core) CPU and three NVIDA GeForce GTX 1080Ti display cards, each with 11 GB of GDDR5X graphic RAM memory. Remote collaboration capabilities are provided by the Logitech Group video conferencing package, which combines high definition video with 10X zoom function and duplex speakers with built in acoustic echo and noise reduction. Both remote and local participants connect to the displays via computer browsers and both sound and visuals are shared with the group. Oculus virtual reality (VR) headsets are also available, which will see applications in multidimensional data displays and reviewing simulations and modeling of molecular pathways, among other possibilities.