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A state-of-the-art fiber backbone network linking programs and exhibitors within the conference to the global computer graphics community.
GraphicsNet was the SIGGRAPH 99 conference intranet. It served as the link among the many conference programs and events, and as the gateway to the global graphics community. GraphicsNet was a production backbone based on Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) links to the Exhibition; the Internet Access Centers; the 14 presentation rooms for Papers, Panels, Courses, Sketches & Applications; and the Electronic Schoolhouse: Educators Program | sigKIDS | Community Outreach; Emerging Technologies: The Millennium Motel; the Creative Applications Lab: The Digital Cafe; and The Studio. The production backbone was built with products from Cisco Systems, 3COM, Fluke, and others. It was connected to the Internet through a T3 circuit on the Pac Bell optical fiber Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) ring that serves the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The primary network management workstation and servers used in the Network Operations Center (NOC) were supplied by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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