Multimedia Applications on Intercontinental-Highway (MAY)
The MAY project is set out to test emerging communication facilities between research and industrial sites in Germany and the United States of America. The communication makes use of advanced multimedia collaboration tools like
and MBONE over an intercontinental ATM link.
MAY comprises several different goals:
- MAY is intended to gain experience with multimegabit communication facilities bridging large geographical distances and grossly different time zones. The
usefulness of group applications for resarch and industrial activities under
the above circumstances will be evaluated.
- MAY shall provide solutions for problems that occur using long distance links like echo in headset-free environments and the small working time overlap in "continuous development around the clock" scenarios.
- Data load patterns of the link will be monitored to gain knowledge about the resource allocation requirements for these advanced high speed applications.
MAY was defined by a consortium consisting of
San Diego Supercomputer Center,
University of Virginia.
MAY includes several subprojects
Setups of the different sites
This page is under construction
by Rainer Storn