Live from Pittsburgh to Abu Dhabi: First International TelePresence Session via NLR

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2009 — On April 14, National LambdaRail (NLR) announced successful completion of the world's first international TelePresence session over research and education networks. NLR and ANKABUT, a science initiative of the United Arab Emirates, demonstrated the Cisco Systems technology with a live demonstration between PSC and the campus of Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi.

PSC network engineer Steve Cunningham (left in photo) was "in the room" in Abu Dhabi via TelePresence.



About PSC:
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh together with Westinghouse Electric Company. Established in 1986, PSC is supported by several federal agencies, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and private industry, and is a partner in the National Science Foundation TeraGrid program.