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OMII-RAVE project


It is increasingly evident that scientific, computational and other users require access to collaborative visualization resources that are currently unavailable to them in their own environment.  Currently, the National Grid Service (NGS) does not provide such a service, meaning that any visualization or rendering of datasets of information must be done locally.

The Resource-Aware Visualization Environment (RAVE) is a distributed, Grid-enabled collaborative visualization environment that supports automated resource discovery across heterogeneous machines. Rather than commandeering an entire machine, RAVE runs as a background process using Web Services, thus enabling resource usage to be optimised and shared between users. RAVE supports a wide range of machines, from hand-held PDAs to high-end servers with large-scale stereo, tracked displays. The local display device may render all, some or none of the data set remotely, depending on its capability and present loading. This enables individuals to collaborate from their desks, in the field, or in front of specialised immersive displays.

RAVE provides a scalable and robust environment on which to create a production quality service that will provide visualization and rendering capabilities to researchers working collaboratively over geographically dispersed regions. With service oriented architecture, it is a credible candidate for a visualization service solution to compliment the NGS.  It is currently a stand-alone technology component, and the proposed work will integrate it into the OMII software environment as a Commissioned Software solution.

For more information regarding the OMII-RAVE project, please visit the OMII-UK web site at

Publicly released versions of OMII-RAVE

Publicly released versions of OMII-RAVE
Date Release# Detail Source
06/12/2007 0.0.1 First release of OMII-RAVE as an attempt to integrate RAVE as part of the OMII package
05/03/2008 0.0.2 Second release including OMII-RAVE client and documentation
20/03/2008 0.0.3 Fixed bugs after the feedback from the nanoCMOS project
20/06/2008 0.0.4 Final release and documentation