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

October 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. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Microsoft Breathes New Life into Dryad

August 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. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Recomputing the Sky

July 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. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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 Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Will Light Replace Cables in Blade Servers?

April 19, 2010

Microsoft Research gives Lightfleet's optical interconnect technology a whirl. Read more…

By Ina Fried

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