The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination received a gift of an IBM disk system that creates a high performance data storage environment that can support existing and future advanced computing systems. This will be used as a research tool for the work of PI Sheldon Brown and his affiliates in the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. The system will be used to support projects that create new types of digital media experiences in which peoples interactions provide real-time data to modify the media experiences. These environments become better attenuated to users experiences over time as more relational information is correlated with media events and more subtle types of human behavior is able to be discerned and engaged. Highly coupled storage and compute systems provide the necessary infrastructure to create the real-time interactions.
The IBM system is valued at over $850,000, and continues a legacy of support and interaction between the work of Clarke Center Director Brown and IBM. The Clarke Center gratefully acknowledges the support of IBM.