Data needs to be Discoverable, Accessible, and Consumable

While the Data Deluge is upon on the scientific communities, how to manage and share the scientific data is still a challenge.  To really allow data to be useful for scientists and general consumers data needs to be Discoverable, Accessible, and Consumable. Discoverable – How do you find the data?  Searching for data via search…


FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools by SAP Web 2.0

Very cool integration of Twitter and PowerPoint – good way to have interactive presentations…could see this being used in classes with students. Here’s a view of WorldWide Telescope tweets     FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools Ever wanted to make presentations a more interactive, Web 2.0 experience? The PowerPoint Twitter Tools prototypes are now available. Created…


First Annual U.S. Computer Science Education Week

The United States House of Representatives has designated December 6–12 as National Computer Science Education Week, in honor of Grace Hopper.  Microsoft in conjunction with ACM and other partners are helping to promote the importance of CS education. U.S. Computer Science Education Week on Microsoft Research Computer Science Education Week on Facebook Computer Science Education…


TAU – perf tuning for HPC

TAU, the performance tuning OSS software for HPC on Linux has been successfully made available to support Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008.  Please see release note section 5.


Cray Brings Windows 7 to HPC

Now what computational scientist wouldn’t want one of these under their desk.  I like the tagline, “putting ‘work’ back into workstation”. Cray Brings Windows 7 to HPC by Michael Feldman, HPCwire Editor If you thought Windows 7 was just for mere mortals, think again. Microsoft’s latest OS is about to show up in Cray’s newest…


The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery – Book Released

Today Microsoft Research announced the availability of the book – The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.  The book focuses on the change of all sciences moving from observational, to theoretical, to computational and now to the 4th Paradigm – Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery.  This is based on Jim Gray’s insights captured via his final public talk…


Amazon Web Services support Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR6 Subset

Now that AWS is supporting SDSS, there is probably useful integration between the Worldwide Telescope and the SDSS datasets that can be leveraged, beyond what is currently supported – such as seeing the all the known galaxies in a 3D view – seeing the lattice structure of the universe.  Search and Browse data from the…


Achieving Climate Sustainability – Article in American Meteorological Society

Bill Gail has written a thoroughly thought provoking piece Achieving Climate Sustainability in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  One of the things I really like about Bill is that he understands the challenge of climate sustainability and the intersection of the Earth system’s three fundamental components: physical, ecosystem, and human. Right now most…


Project Gemini – Videos available

I previously posted about using Project Gemini as a tool for scientific analysis – as a quick way to learn about them and see them in action, take a look at the one minute Gemini videos by Donald Farmer.  One of the latest videos is about using Reports as data sources and highlights the orange…


TIME – WorldWideTelescope one of 50 Best Websites 2009

TIME magazine has the WorldWide Telescope WebClient (Silverlight) on their list of 50 Best Websites for 2009.  That puts WWT in with sites like Flickr, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Amazon, and even PhotoSynth – not bad for the very small team we have on it 🙂 WorldWideTelescope Like Google Earth for the heavens, WWT aggregates terabytes…