Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Indianapolis

Just a shot of the view from the hotel window looking towards the downtown area. The wind had picked up some during the day but it was still above 70°F in the evening after a daytime high of over 80°F. I haven't had much opportunity to walk around outside as meetings or sessions ran from 7:15am to past 8:00pm. And it's pretty much the same all week.
Indiana Statehouse
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Moving to the end of the hall, a quick photo of a baseball stadium. I'm afraid that I'm not at all familiar with many of the locations in the area. I still haven't even made it out of the building.
I just thought that it was a little odd to have a power plant in the middle of downtown especially being surrounded by the sport facilities. Though it doesn't look like it is operational maybe it's been turned into something else. I believe the large building in the background is Lucas Oil Stadium where the Super Bowl was held in 2012.
In the evening, there was a robotics demonstration just in case folks had never been involved in robotics. These robots were not autonomous and the challenge was to pick up a ball and toss it through the red rectangles above the folks controlling the robots. They were also using the opportunity to encourage some of the 745 tech types to get involved in the K-20 robotics programs.





As an aside, the network VP mentioned this morning that 60% of the traffic over the Internet2 layer 3 network (traditional routed network) is research and engineering traffic. This is the green in the graphic on the left. And total traffic is 61.79 petabytes (61,790,000,000,000,000 bytes) in the month of September. This does not include layer 2 traffic. This is equivalent to streaming 11 million movies in HD or downloading 19 billion songs.

9 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Haven't left the building? Are they at least feeding you well?

RichardM said...

Haven't left the building... Isn't that terrible? They always feed me too well at these meetings. They always have veg/vegan options so it's always a challenge to make good choices. Still have a couple more days...

SonjaM said...

A meeting with vegan/veggie options? I crave such. At my company there is no consideration for this, for me it is either starving oder bring my own.
Nice views by the way.

RichardM said...

Just about all of the Internet2 meetings over the years have had veg/vegan lunch offerings as well as gluten free. I think it may be because a not insignificant percentage of their own staff are in that group.

redlegsrides said...

No video of the ball tossing robots?

RichardM said...

Short phone video added as requested...

redlegsrides said...

thanks, it appears to be harder than it would seem....

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

There was a chance that I was going to be in Indianapolis this week but it didn't happen. I would have pulled you out of that building :)

RichardM said...

I made it out and about this evening (finally!).