This video introduced the latest in high-performance computing and communications and the best of host city Baltimore to keynote address attendees at the SuperComputing 2002 (SC2002) conference on Tuesday, November 19, 2002.
The video begins with an animation of a rotating Earth being observed by a satellite. A zoom into a data stream emerging from the satellite reveals flowing 0's and 1's that materialize into the conference theme "From Terabytes to Insights." A transitional sequence introduces a science and technology montage showing scientific visualizations, supercomputers, grids, networks, and computing interfaces. The montage ends with a scientist studying an Earth globe on an Immersive Workbench.
As the visualization rises out of the angled screen, it begins zooming seamlessly to the Baltimore Convention Center. A dissolve to live video finds Center Executive Director Peggy Daidakis welcoming SC2002 attendees from one of the balconies. A baseball flies out of Orioles Park behind her to kick off a tour of Baltimore, from neighborhoods and museums to Fort McHenry and the world-class National Aquarium.