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Tuesday, December 07, 2004
IBuyPower Computer :: Battalion 101 SC-Series
Took delivery of one of these today at The U. The purpose for this laptop is to be a mobile Access Grid Node.
In addition to a 3+ GHz processor, it has a built-in camera as well as s-video input which will allow two video streams if needed.
The ATi Radeon 9700 series chipset will allow us to run a second display for viewing slides or media from the other sites.
Of course, it came preloaded with XP Home, so the first order of business (after exploring the built-in apps) will be to wipe the drive and install a licensed copy of XP Professional. After that, I'll be installing the AG Toolkit 2.3 and snapping screen-shots to prepare for a presentation I'll be doing for the SD Board of Regents' Network Security meeting.
I should mention that this laptop was purchased as a proof-of-concept for Biomedical Research communication as part of the SD BRIN program as a possible replacement for H.323 (IP) video conferencing.
(NIH Grant Number 2 P20 RR016479 from the INBRE Program of the National Center for Research Resources)