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Cloud-Driven Tools from Microsoft Research Target Earth, Life Sciences

Oct 19, 2010 |

Last week at their eScience Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley Microsoft Research announced two key technological progress points related to their Azure cloud. The advancements are currently serving researchers in ecological studies as well as biology and further demonstrate the potential of their cloud offering in further scientific computing projects.

Microsoft Breathes New Life into Dryad

Aug 19, 2010 |

There’s Apache’s Hadoop, there’s Google’s MapReduce, and in case it slipped completely off your radar, there is also Microsoft’s solution called Dryad—something that has all but disappeared from conversations until news this week that it would be coming out of hiding and to a paralllel programmer near you.

Recomputing the Sky

Jul 13, 2010 |

The Universe might be expanding, but at least it’s getting easier to see. On Monday, at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, the software maker unveiled the largest and clearest image of the night sky ever assembled. This so-called “TeraPixel” sky map was generated with the help of some of Microsoft’s latest HPC and parallel software assets.

Focus on Distributed Computing at Microsoft Research

May 7, 2010 |

Microsoft Research is simplifying applications written to work with a small amount of data hosted on a local client machine to data center scale, running it on HPC clusters or in a public cloud

Will Light Replace Cables in Blade Servers?

Apr 19, 2010 |

Microsoft Research gives Lightfleet’s optical interconnect technology a whirl.