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A large-scale computing infrastructure for design education

Ceccato, Cristiano , Fischer, Thomas , Li, Gary Chun-Man , & Frazer, John H. (2002) A large-scale computing infrastructure for design education. In Koszewski, Krzysztof & Wrona, Stefan (Eds.) 20th Conference on Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe : Design e-ducation : Connecting the Real and the Virtual, 17-21 September 2002, Poland, Warsaw.

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Abstract

Most departmental computing infrastructure reflects the state of networking technology and available funds at the time of construction, which converge in a preconceived notion of homogeneity of network architecture and usage patterns. The DMAN (Digital Media Access Network) project, a large-scale server and network foundation for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design was created as a platform that would support a highly complex academic environment while giving maximum freedom to students, faculty and researchers through simplicity and ease of use. As a centralized multi-user computation backbone, DMAN faces an extremely hetrogeneous user and application profile, exceeding implementation and maintenance challenges of typical enterprise, and even most academic server set-ups. This paper sumarizes the specification, implementation and application of the system while describing its significance for design education in a computational context.

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ID Code: 25865
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Design computation, Design teaching, Design research, network, infrastructure, distributed, collaboration
ISBN: 0954118308
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Education in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) and Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2009 10:08
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:34

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