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Key Investigators

Project Description

Multiuser approach to Slicer in a browser, based on Slicer Docker

Main Features


  1. Use private clouds with GPU virtual machines.
  2. Make the software configuration persistent after deleting the container.
  3. Migrate from Docker+DockerCompose to Kubernetes+podman.
  4. Set the size of 3DSlicer web window to fit the size of the user’s screen and other novnc settings.
  5. USB over IP + OpenIGTLink + Slicer in Docker.

Approach and Plan

  1. (o.1) GPU in Slicer Image: modify Slicer image to add nVidia drivers.
  2. (o.1) GPU using separate MONAI Label images: analyze and design how to improve session manager to allow users to launch “pod-sets” (e.g. Slicer+MONAI, Slicer, Slicer+Orthanc, …).
  3. (o.2) Share current status of the feataure with people knowing about Slicer to fix the issue “saving config in laptop works, in VM it does not”.
  4. (o.3) Play with “kubernetes” package to familiariaze ourselves with the capabilities.
  5. (o.3) Rewrite parts of 3d slicer hub accessing to containers to be able to work with “kubernetes” Python package.
  6. (o.3) Start testing
  7. (o.4) Gather information with participants knowing about websockify.
  8. (o.5) Compile information about IGT protocol with participants in NAMIC.
  9. (o.5) Modify design of 3dslicerhub architecture to enable IGT capabilities for Slicer containers

Progress and Next Steps

  1. Describe specific steps you have actually done.


Docker Compose eschema

Docker Compose eschema


SlicerHub Landing Page

SlicerHub login

SlicerHub user page


Background and References