The Telemedicine Development Center of Asia, Kyushu University Hospital, has been promoting international telemedicine using academic networks. We spoke with Associate Professor Shuji Shimizu of the Kyushu University Hospital Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, and Associate Professor Koji Okamura of the Kyushu University Research Institute for Information Technology, about their achievements and the role of SINET therein.
(Interview date: October 25, 2010)
The Co-Creation Informatics Laboratory at the Doshisha University Faculty of Science and Engineering, in conjunction with NTT Communication Science Laboratories, has been researching the t-Room room-sharing communication system. We spoke with Professor Shigeru Katagiri of the Department of Information Systems Design, Doshisha University Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Senior Researcher Toshihiro Takada of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation NTT Communication Science Laboratories, about an overview of the system and the role of SINET therein.
(Interview date: October 22, 2010)
The Information Sharing Platform Laboratory in the Department of Information Networking, Osaka University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, is conducting research on technology for transferring large volumes of data over networks. We talked with Associate Professor Hiroyuki Ohsaki of this Laboratory about tests carried out using the SINET3 L1 on-demand service to evaluate the performance of iSCSI-APT (iSCSI with Automatic Parallelism Tuning).
(Interview date: September 29, 2009)
In the National Astronomical Observatory (NAOJ) of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, the Optical Fiber Connected VLBI Promotion Office of the Mizusawa VERA Observatory operates a high-sensitivity observation network using optical fiber to link Japan’s VLBI stations. We talked with Professor Noriyuki Kawaguchi, head of the NAOJ Optical Fiber Connected VLBI Promotion Office, and Tetsuya Hara, researcher in the Office, about their activities to date as well as the benefits of the SINET3 L1 on-demand service, which they have recently begun using.
(Interview date: December 11, 2008; updated January 25, 2010)
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is active in a wide range of fields related to space and astronautical science. We spoke with Assistant Professor Takayuki Tamura of ISAS’s Department of Space Science Information Analysis, who told us about using the solar observation satellite Hinode to study the Sun and how SINET is involved in this work.(Interview date: July 3, 2008)