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    Exclamation Ocarina Compression Challenge (Total Prize: $1 Million)

    Ocarina Networks announced a challenge about file specific compression: JPEG 2000, h.264 and CAD files. Ocarina will award the winner $10,000 U.S. dollars for each submission that advances the current best scoring compressor by three percent or more, with a total pool of up to $1,000,000 allocated for the awards.

    More detailed things can be found at: http://ocarinanetworks.com/news/ocar...2008_0910.html
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    interesting ..but does not say what type of cad files..(dwf,dwg,pdf,swm)..
    i think Matt Mahoney (chief scientist) is great push..

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    Probably they will release a data set or at least they will give some informations about the test set. Else, it's totally meaningless. There is an another interesting team member too: Przemyslaw Skibinski. He's author of XWRT

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    The rules and infrastructure for the Ocarina Prize will be posted on October 1st.

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    Surprisingly, I haven't been involved in setting up the context. I haven't yet seen the benchmark data or the details of the rules. Right now I've been busy working on writing specialized compressors for Ocarina (and falling behind on the LTCB as a result).

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    So, does it mean that "the challenge" would be beating these
    specialized compressors of yours?
    Or do they already have something developed by somebody else?

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    No. So far there are no JPEG2000 or H.264 compressors. (Not sure what file types will be used for the third set). I am working on other file types at the moment. I think the plan is not just to develop new algorithms, but also to recruit compression experts. (They are hiring, and willing to work with people remotely).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mahoney View Post
    No. So far there are no JPEG2000 or H.264 compressors. (Not sure what file types will be used for the third set). I am working on other file types at the moment. I think the plan is not just to develop new algorithms, but also to recruit compression experts. (They are hiring, and willing to work with people remotely).
    i think autocad, solidworks, maya, 3dmax, files would be involved in third part not forgeting "precomp" already deals with "autocad web file" (DWF) and Rhinocerous (3DM) and can process in a ratio the graphics data but not 3d or model data..

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    Guess, it'd be October 1 of some other year

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