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Primeur weekly 2013-08-05

Special

There is room for two major supercomputer conferences each year ...

Historic Heidelberg setting for new Big Data Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

Largest neuronal network simulation to date achieved using Japanese supercomputer ...

Designing a new operating system for exascale architectures ...

The Cloud

Over a hundred vulnerabilities were found in browsers in the course of The University of Oulu's effective data security testing programme ...

IBM unveils new PowerLinux system for analytics and Cloud computing ...

ESDS selects IBM PureSystems over HP and Dell for Cloud and Big Data offerings ...

EuroFlash

Walking on Water: projectiondesign powers interactive portable 360-degree Igloo experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013 ...

SUSE predicts supercomputer capabilities to become part of mainstream IT for enterprise customers ...

GEANT's terabit upgrade gives European science the data network of the future ...

ADVA FSP 150 delivers sub-microsecond timing for high-frequency trading ...

Scientists realize quantum bit with a bent nanotube ...

USFlash

Stanford engineers receive award to improve supercomputing and solar efficiency ...

Fujitsu PRIMERGY computational power at Australian National University takes high capability Australian research to the world stage ...

NOAA's National Weather Service more than doubles computing capacity ...

Cray Inc. reports second quarter 2013 results ...

UCSC acquires powerful new astrophysics supercomputer system ...

20 years of TOP500 data show Linux's role in supercomputing breakthroughs ...

Secretary Moniz dedicates new supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory ...

Online tools accelerating earthquake-engineering progress ...

CSIR to launch new supercomputer ...

NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centres of Excellence ...

NASA relies on RTI Connext DDS for Human Exploration Telerobotics Project ...

Omni Circuit Boards produces working aluminum trace circuit board for quantum computing applications ...

Computer scientists develop mathematical jigsaw puzzles to encrypt software ...

NASA relies on RTI Connext DDS for Human Exploration Telerobotics Project

31 Jul 2013 Sunnyvale - NASA is leveraging the flexible service parameters and durability of Real-Time Innovations (RTI)'s Connext DDS software to support human-to-robot communication between Earth and space. The NASA Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project is demonstrating how telerobotics - remote control of a variety of robotic arms, rovers and other devices - can take routine, highly repetitive, dangerous or long-duration tasks out of human hands, to improve and hasten human space exploration missions to new destinations. Connext DDS software addresses the communications and interoperability requirements of NASA's complex systems architecture.

Despite variations in purpose, technology and design, all of the HET robots must be similarly equipped for both high-speed (local) and low-bandwidth, delayed (satellite) communications. The problem was finding a common, flexible, interoperable data communications interface that would readily integrate across each robot's disparate applications and operating systems. A common architecture was mandatory and standardization also was important.

"Space is an incredibly rigorous production environment. As a direct result, the software needed to support mission-critical telerobotics communication applications, must meet stringent requirements and become certified before use in this rugged environment", stated Stan Schneider, CEO and founder of RTI. "RTI Connext DDS solutions are tolerant to the time delay and loss of signal that can occur with signals bouncing between the space station, satellites and land-based devices."

RTI delivers the world's leading implementation of DDS software and services. The data-centric Connext DDS messaging software for advanced distributed systems meets the needs of demanding, mission-critical applications such as those pursued by NASA. Not only does Connext DDS supply a fast, scalable architecture for real-time systems, it also enables loosely coupled integration that significantly reduces long-term software maintenance efforts and costs.

Stan Schneider also commented: "NASA Ames was one of the first RTI middleware customers in the early 1990s and we are honoured to have played a part in many of the agency's missions over the last 20 years. We look forward to continuing this partnership and playing an integral role in NASA's next decade of telerobotics innovation."
Source: Real-Time Innovations - RTI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-08-05

Special

There is room for two major supercomputer conferences each year ...

Historic Heidelberg setting for new Big Data Conference ...

Exascale supercomputing

Largest neuronal network simulation to date achieved using Japanese supercomputer ...

Designing a new operating system for exascale architectures ...

The Cloud

Over a hundred vulnerabilities were found in browsers in the course of The University of Oulu's effective data security testing programme ...

IBM unveils new PowerLinux system for analytics and Cloud computing ...

ESDS selects IBM PureSystems over HP and Dell for Cloud and Big Data offerings ...

EuroFlash

Walking on Water: projectiondesign powers interactive portable 360-degree Igloo experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013 ...

SUSE predicts supercomputer capabilities to become part of mainstream IT for enterprise customers ...

GEANT's terabit upgrade gives European science the data network of the future ...

ADVA FSP 150 delivers sub-microsecond timing for high-frequency trading ...

Scientists realize quantum bit with a bent nanotube ...

USFlash

Stanford engineers receive award to improve supercomputing and solar efficiency ...

Fujitsu PRIMERGY computational power at Australian National University takes high capability Australian research to the world stage ...

NOAA's National Weather Service more than doubles computing capacity ...

Cray Inc. reports second quarter 2013 results ...

UCSC acquires powerful new astrophysics supercomputer system ...

20 years of TOP500 data show Linux's role in supercomputing breakthroughs ...

Secretary Moniz dedicates new supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory ...

Online tools accelerating earthquake-engineering progress ...

CSIR to launch new supercomputer ...

NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centres of Excellence ...

NASA relies on RTI Connext DDS for Human Exploration Telerobotics Project ...

Omni Circuit Boards produces working aluminum trace circuit board for quantum computing applications ...

Computer scientists develop mathematical jigsaw puzzles to encrypt software ...