Access Grid is a multi-institutional worldwide project that was initiated by Argonne National Laboratories, Math and Computer Science, Futures Laboratory, USA. It is essentially an open global project aimed at developing a large scale collaborative environment, similar to video-conferencing rooms today but scaled up dramatically in flexibility, functionality, and research and educational impact.
The Access Grid is an integrated environment that supports group-to-group communication using high-speed networks over the Internet. It provides high-quality audio and real-time video that allow groups at multiple sites to interact simultaneously and share data and scientific instruments.
The first Access Grid Node at Louisiana Tech University is located in the College of Engineering and Science Department at Nethken Hall (Room no. 234).