Proposal

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Introduction

Proposal ID 2015-025
Submitted January 15, 2015
Owner bobmajors
Department Language Learning Center
Category Frontier Technology
Funding Status Fully Funded
Metric Score 3.72

Contacts

Primary
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Paul Aoki
  • Director
  • i5no8@uw.edu
  • (206) 543-0536
  • Box 353140
Budget
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Sherri Huber
  • Office Manager
  • shuber@uw.edu
  • (206) 543-0536
  • Denny Hall, Room 108 Box 353140 Seattle, WA 98195
Dean
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Michael Shapiro
  • Interdivisional Dean Humanities
  • hindimcs@uw.edu
  • (206) 685-9969
  • Box 353765

Descriptions

Abstract

The LLC's Apple Xserve live streaming media servers are 9.4 years old as of early January, 2015, and have mostly failed, or often require inordinate amount of attempts to bring to some level of minimal and temporary operation. The servers were purchased in 2007 on an STF-funded proposal "Replace Language Media Streaming Servers -- Proposal ID: 2007-061-1". This proposal is to replace those servers, and to provide a Wowza Streaming Engine license to enable streaming to not only desktop and laptops, but now also to smart phones and tablets.

Category Justification

This service is available to all UW students on their own computing devices, as well as any modern Internet-connected device.

Background

These servers provide live (and near-live) world television for all UW students, and provide countless resources that students would not have or would have to pay for if the servers no longer function. The content streamed on these servers is designed to aid students' progress in language classes, as well as providing a number of resources of general interest, such as students from abroad being able to watch news from their home countries.

The live streaming service is also used to broadcast UW-LLC-originated videoconferences and webcasts to current and prospective students, helping keep the UW among the premier universities in the world, and making sure that our students have ample facilities for international learning and communication.

Benefits to Students and the University

By streaming language learning video and television over the web, students will be able to access these resources at any time, from any computer that has an adequate Internet connection, and now for the first time in the LLC, the ability to watch the streaming video on mobile (smart devices).

The world TV channels bring more languages into the LLC than taught on campus, and add to the language experience of each student. Digital Media is especially important in our language classes because language instruction at UW uses a communicative teaching method, focusing on oral proficiency and cultural background as the foundation of its language course.

Departmental Endorsements

Paul Aoki, Director, Language Learning Center
Sherri Huber, Office Manager, Language Learning Center
The following individuals directly oversee the implementation of any new equipment, and wholeheartedly support this proposal:
Bob Majors, Senior Computer Specialist, Language Learning Center
Don Smith, Senior Computer Specialist, Language Learning Center

Installation Timeline

Approximately one month after receipt of all items.

Resources Provided by Department

The Language Learning Center pays for two annual UW campus subscriptions: $8,675 annual for SCOLA (current television programs and related learning materials from around the world) and $325 for the International Channel and TV5.

Server rack space.

Digital cable TV demodulators, and analog to video, analog to digital converters.

Ethernet switches.

Labs where students can view video streams (in addition to on their own devices, etc.).

IT support for all these services.

Access Restrictions (if any)

All registered students with a UW NetID will have access to these resources. All streaming television video resources and other copyrighted material will be protected from non-UW access, to comply with terms of subscription to these services, by placing the links to content on a UW IT web server, and protecting those linking pages with UW NetID validation. All of the LLC's streaming and web-based resources are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Student Endorsements

I support this proposal.
Russell Hugo - Linguistics, Graduate Student

I strongly endorse this proposal!
Anatoliy Klots, Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Student

I will use this streaming to watch the news from my country Taiwan
Pei-Chun Ko, English program, Graduate Student

I support this proposal.
Kento Kitano, Psychology, undergraduate student

This is one of the only ways for me to watch French news, to stay up on current French affairs.
Joel Strom, graduate student, French Studies

International media is a wonderful resource for language learning students. I strongly support this proposal. --Joshua, PhD Candidate, Department of Linguistics

Items

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
Hardware

Streaming server

$9,638.00 1 $9,638.00
Description

(Item, followed by quantity)

PowerEdge R730 Server (210-ACXU)
1
Base Unit
PowerEdge R730/R730xd Motherboard (591-BBCH)
1
Dell Hardware Limited Warranty Plus On Site Service (976-8706)
1
Basic Hardware Services: Business Hours (5X10) Next Business Day On Site Hardware Warranty Repair 5 Year (976-8795)
1
Dell ProSupport Service Offering Declined (991-2878)
1
Declined recommended ProSupport service - Call your Dell Sales Rep if Upgrade Needed (996-8029)
1
On-Site Installation Declined (900-9997)
1
US Order (332-1286)
1
PowerEdge R730 Shipping (340-AKKB)
1
R730/xd PCIe Riser 2, Center (330-BBCO)
1
R730 PCIe Riser 3, Left (330-BBCQ)
1
R730/xd PCIe Riser 1, Right (330-BBCR)
1
R730 GPU Installation Kit (490-BCDP)
1
NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU (490-BBGW)
1
Broadcom 5720 QP 1Gb Network Daughter Card (540-BBBW)
1
iDRAC8 Enterprise, integrated Dell Remote Access Controller, Enterprise (385-BBHO)
1
Chassis with up to 8, 3.5" Hard Drives (350-BBEO)
1
Bezel (350-BBEJ)
1
Performance BIOS Settings (384-BBBL)
1
RAID 1+RAID 1 for H330/H730/H730P (2 + 2 HDDs or SSDs) (780-BBJY)
1
PERC H730 Integrated RAID Controller, 1GB Cache (405-AAEG)
1
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3 3.0GHz,10M Cache,8.00GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT,4C/8T (105W) Max Mem 1866MHz (338-BFMR)
1
Upgrade to Two Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3 3.0GHz,10M Cache,8.00GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT,4C/8T (105W) (374-BBHU)
1
4GB RDIMM, 2133MT/s, Single Rank, x8 Data Width (370-ABUI)
8
2133MT/s RDIMMs (370-ABUF)
1
Performance Optimized (370-AAIP)
1
4TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 6Gbps 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive,13G (400-AEGH)
2
300GB 15K RPM SAS 6Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive,3.5in HYB CARR,13G (400-AEEJ)
2
Electronic System Documentation and OpenManage DVD Kit, PowerEdge R730/xd (631-AAJG)
1
DVD ROM, SATA, INTERNAL (429-AAPU)
1
ReadyRails Sliding Rails Without Cable Management Arm (770-BBBQ)
1
Dual, Hot-plug, Redundant Power Supply (1+1), 1100W (450-ADWM)
1
C13 to C14, PDU Style, 12 AMP, 6.5 Feet (2m) Power Cord, North America (492-BBDI)
2
No Operating System (619-ABVR)
1
No Media Required (421-5736)
1
DIMM Blanks for System with 2 Processors (370-ABWE)
1
Heatsink for GPUs PowerEdge R730 (374-BBHN)
1
Heatsink for GPUs PowerEdge R730 (374-BBHN)

Justification

This server will run the Wowza Streaming Engine software that provides video streams to end users.

Wirecast servers

$3,990.30 5 $19,951.50
Description

Item and quantity:

Dell Precision R7610 CTO Base (210-AAPM)
1
8GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 ECC RDIMM (370-AATN)
1
US English (QWERTY) Dell KB212-B QuietKey USB Keyboard Black (580-AADG)
1
Display Not Included (480-AAJX)
1
2 GB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 510 (4mDP) (4mDP-DP adapters) (490-BBGG)
1
500GB 2.5inch Serial ATA (7,200 Rpm) Hard Drive (400-ACXS)
1
Integrated LSI 2308 SATA/SAS controller, 6Gb/s RAID 0/1/10 (6 ports),R7610 (403-BBCG)
1
Free Dos CD - Drop in the Box (640-BBDC)
1
US Order (332-1286)
1
Dell Precision R7610 TPM Chassis (329-BBIP)
1
Dell USB Optical Mouse - MS111 - black (570-AAAJ)
1
No Energy Star (387-BBBE)
1
Intel X540-T2 10GbE NIC, Dual Port, Copper (540-BBHC)
1
8x Slimline DVD+/-RW Drive (429-AAFO)
1
US/Thailand/Philippines/Guam Power Cord (450-AAHH)
1
OS Recovery DVD not Included (620-AACG)
1
No Dell Backup and Recovery software (637-AAAM)
1
No External Speaker (520-AABF)
1
English Shipping Docs (340-AAMJ)
1
No Productivity Software,Dell OptiPlex,Precision and Latitude (421-3872)
1
Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Plus Service (997-5852)
1
Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis 5 Years (997-5857)
1
ME Secure Lockout (631-AAAU)
1
Resource DVD not Included (430-XXYU)
1
No Additional Hard Drive (401-AACC)
1
No Additional Hard Drive (401-AACC)
1
No Additional Hard Drive (401-AACC)
1
No Additional Hard Drive (401-AACC)
1
English Setup and Features Guide (340-AAXM)
1
ReadyRails Sliding Rails with Cable Management Arm (770-BBBW)
1
Intel Xeon Processor E5-2643 (Quad Core, 3.30GHz Turbo, 10MB, 8.0 GT/s) (338-BBYQ)
1
No DDPE Encryption Software (954-3465)
1
Center riser with (1) PCIe x16 and (1) PCIe x16, wired as x8 (requires 2nd CPU to enable PCIe slots) (330-BBBE)
1
C1 SATA/SSD 2.5, 1-6 HD,R7610 (345-BBBB)
1
Boot drive or boot volume is less than 2TB (411-XXXY)
1
Shipping Material for R7610 (328-BBBZ)
1
Not Selected in this Configuration (817-BBBC)
1
Not Selected in this Configuration (817-BBBC)
1
500GB 2.5inch Serial ATA (7,200 Rpm) Hard Drive (401-AAHJ)
1
Dell Precision R7610 Bezel (350-BBBZ)
1
Regulatory label for PSU 1100W (389-BBOO)
1
No Dell Tera2 Remote Access host card for the Wyse P25 Zero Client (386-BBBE)
1
Linux OS related Software (640-BBJD)
1
RAID 1 (780-BBCL)
1
No Anti-Virus Software (650-AABC)
1
Single 1100W Power Supply, Precision R7610 (450-AAKX)
1

Justification

These are the computers that received and encode the initial video / audio signals, and pass them along to the Wowza Streaming Engine server for delivery (streaming) to end users.

Firewire card

$20.00 5 $100.00
Description

Rosewill PCIE FireWire 1394a Card 2+1 Ports Model RC-504.

Justification

Required by the 5 Wirecast servers to received uncompressed digital video / audio signal into the computer from an analog video/audio converter.

software

Wowza Streaming Engine Transcoder Bundle

$1,378.00 1 $1,378.00
Description

This is the software that provides streaming to the end users. Multiple qualities would be: high quality / large, medium quality (restricted network speed), and small / mobile.

Justification

Wowza Streaming Engine Perpetual Plus + 3 Year Support. Perpetual Plus license includes the Wowza Streaming Engine, nDVR AddOn, DRM AddOn, and unlimited Transcoder channels. Required to provide live video streams, and the transcoder provides providing multiple quality streams of the SCOLA video steam.

Tax

WA State sales tax .095

$3,228.86 1 $3,228.86
Description

Justification

Required by law.

Shipping

Shipping

$20.00 1 $20.00
Description

Dell ships their computers free.

Justification

For Firewire cards.

Total requested: $34,316.36

Total funded: $34,316.36

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