DeepView: A Channel for Distributed Microscopy and Informatics
IEEE Conference on High Performance Computing and
This paper outlines the requirements, architecture,
and design of a ``Microscopy Channel''
over the wide area network. A microscopy channel
advertises a listing of available online microscopes, where users can
seamlessly participate in an experiment, acquire expert opinions, collect
and process data, and store this information in their electronic notebook.
The proposed channel is a collaborative problem solving environment
allows for both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration.
Our testbed includes several unique electron and optical microscopes
with applications ranging from material science to cell biology.
We have studied current commercial CORBA services and
concluded that three basic services are needed to meet
the extensibility and functionality constraints.
Instrument Services (IS), Exchange Services (ES), and
Computational Services (CS). These services sit on top of CORBA and
its enabling services (naming, trading, security, and notification). IS
provide a layer of abstraction for
controlling any type of microscope. ES provide a common set of utilities
for information management and transaction. CS provide the analytical
capabilities needed for online microscopy and PSE.
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This system was demonstrated in the DoE2000 booth of the Exhibit
hall at Portland, Or.
Publication number: LBNL-43557.