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Trans-Pacific Demonstration of Visible Human
This paper describes the Visible Human (VH) part of the Trans-Pacific Demonstrations of the G7 Information Society-Global Interoperability for Broadband Network (GIBN) Projects. Aiming at a world-wide Visible Human Anatomical Co-laboratory, an application (VHP Viewer) was developed, which was used for data transmission testing (Trans-Pacific Demonstration of Visible Human) through broadband satellite links between the US and Japan. The demonstration includes (1) remote VH database access and (2) network multi-parallel computing access. It is shown that wide-area database access and high-speed multi-parallel computing could be effectively demonstrated via broadband satellite networks by circumventing a large time-delay by using the Mentat SkyX Gateway system and Personal File System (PFS). Elements of the demonstration verified here could be also applied to distance education and telemedicine as well as a post genome project.