Articles and reports

10 years of “live” otolaryngological surgery in Poznań

Exactly 10 years ago – in October 2009 – the first direct transmission of otolaryngological surgery was carried out in cooperation with the Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology Clinic of the Clinical Hospital. Heliodor Święcicki, Medical University of Karol Marcinkowski in Poznań and the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center.

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M2DC: The Future of Modular Microserver Technology

A new class of low-power TCO-optimised appliances with built-in efficiency and dependability enhancements is being developed at EU level by the M2DC project. It is easy to integrate with a broad ecosystem of management software and fully software-defined to enable optimisation for a variety of future demanding applications in a cost-effective way.

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VISIONAIR – Remote collaboration for 3D designers

Research actions carried out in the VISIONAIR project and aiming in implementation and testing the remote collaboration of multiple designers in locations distributed across the Europe have been completed and presented to wider publicity during two demonstration events in 2014. Research conducted by PSNC and its partners (KTH from Sweden, University of Bristol from U.K., University of Twente from Netherlands, I2CAT from Spain and University of Kaiserslautern from Germany) focused on enabling designers to simultaneously edit complex 3D models and allowing them the live observation of their work results using advanced visualization systems, just to mention holographic table, 3D UHD displays and CAVE. As the basic platform for rendering PSNC proposed VITRALL software, which was previously designed and developed by PSNC. For high resolution visualization requirements, the software was modified and adjusted during the VISIONAIR project.

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Digital Libraries: dLibra the most popular in Poland

The number of digital libraries registered in the DLF Digitial Libraries Database reached recently 80, and if the dynamics of growth will be as good as it is, then by the end of the year this number may even reach 100. Because of this, we have decided to prepare a basic analysis showing, which software is presently used in Poland as a basis for digital libraries.

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PSNC in the health care sector

“Phisian’s job in times of intense technological development and universal access to information” – under this motto a conference for regional consultants in Wielkopolski Voivodeship Office was held. Specialists from across the region, representing various fields of medicine, came at the invitation of Deputy Voivode of Wielkopolska region – Przemysław Pacia. One of the speakers was Professor Witold Szyfter who actively cooperates with PSNC.

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Browsers – the next encounter

The rivalry, or so-called “browser war”, is in full swing. The two most popular browsers- Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox recently brought to work their latest and most serious arms.

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Click and buy

More and more Poles choose shopping online. According to market research, this year e-commerce sales will increase by 1 to 7.5 billion zł. This is the best result of the last few years. However in comparison to other countries, Poland’s position is rather weak.

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