The local stage's network consists of the following computers:
- The task of the Stage Control Computer
is to gather data from sensors,
transform it into Lighting Data, transfer this data to the other stages
and control the Lighting System (Light Console/Desk).
For this purpose, an industry standard PC running Linux is used:
Intel Pentium, 100++ MHz
32 MB Ram
DMX-512 Interface Card
Network Interface Card
CD Rom Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, ...
- The Sound Control Computer processes the sound received from the
local and remote stages and creates the choros sound based on the events
created by the cyber audience.
- The Web Server provides data of the performance to the cyber audience.
This server should, if possible, be located directly at the ISP
Housing"). For this server, a Unix machine is used. This could either be
an Intel PC running Linux or, depending on sponsors, any other Unix machine.
- The Display Servers control the Video Beamers which are used to
project images to the screens. In the current design,
4 screens are planned, requiring 4 computers. At the moment it is undecided
which computers and operating system(s) will be used for this purpose.
The fact is that most Video Beamers support resolutions of 640*480 or
- The Surf Stations, located in the foyer of the
are computers running standard internet client
software. They give the audience the opportunity to share their experience
and impressions with the audience of the other stages
by the means of IRC,
Chat, cuseeme, ...
Since this client software is available for a wide variety of computers and
operating systems, the choice of computers is open, i.e.
Apple, Unix/Xwindows, Windows/Intel etc.
These surf stations are optional; at least 4 Surf Stations should be