Holiday Card–Seasons Greeting

Here’s my Holiday Card for 2010 – put together in 5 minutes using www.freeholidayphoto.com – thanks to Windows and Southwest….

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Climate Prediction Leverages Home Computers for Weather At Home

I posted an article on the MSR External Research blog about a project MSR has sponsored for the past few years – looking to see how climate change could effect regional weather.  See how you can donate idle cycles and more about the work on Weather At Home from the Climate Predication.Net folks as well…

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SC 2010: WinHPC Server links to the Cloud & breaks Petaflop Barrier

Just sat through Ryan Waite’s talk at SC2010 showcasing some of the new features in WinHPC – being able to leverage Azure nodes directly from the WinHPC scheduler as well Windows 7 desktop machines (cycle stealing) – as well as being able to hit petaflop for perf.  He also covered all the Excel Windows HPC…

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Snapdragon–different way to explore Flickr

Was playing with Snapdragon from Live Labs today – Snapdragon utilizes Flickr images to prototype what image search would be if, instead of searching, we allowed users to explore images and the relationships between them.  http://seadragon.com/snapdragon/ Since I know Marc Smith from Connected Action puts up many images of social connected graphs using NodeXL –…

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Looking at Optimal Big Ten realignment using operations research and Microsoft Solver Foundation

Just saw Nathan Brixius post on using operations research and Microsoft Solver Foundation to help with the Big Ten realignment and now am interested in seeing someone do it for the Pac10/12.  Wondering if the other parameter and goal should be the Big Ten network ratings – since the goal of most of these realignments…

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Overview of the New Windows Live Essentials: Windows Live Photo Gallery

There are some really useful features in the new Windows Live Essentials preview – Paul’s blog posting on the new Windows Live Photo Gallery is spot on…Not only is the Facial recognition easy to use – but it’s fun looking at how family members faces/hair styles/etc change over time.  You can also create the perfect…

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Relationship between Climate and the “breathing of the biosphere”

Two international studies from the FLUXNET collaboration were published this week in Science. The papers  “Terrestrial Gross Carbon Dioxide Uptake: Global Distribution and Covariation with Climate” and “Global Convergence in the Temperature Sensitivity of Respiration at Ecosystem Level”  give us new understanding in the relationship between climate and the “breathing of the biosphere”.  The analyses…

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King of Bing Maps Challenge – Contest Information

Just heard from Chris Pendleton about the King of Bing Maps Contest Submit your Map App by July 25, 2010 to be entered to win: Grand Prize: Winner will get the royal treatment by receiving a $1,000 Bing Travel gift card and be celebrated as King of Bing Maps on the Bing Maps website and…

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TeraPixel–Largest, Smoothest Image in the World

As part of the WorldWide Telescope Apogee release yesterday we also released TeraPixel – the largest, smoothest image of the sky – a spherical image that we believe is the worlds largest image available for anyone to view.  First thing to understand how large a TeraPixel image is – it’s a Million by Million pixels…

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New WorldWide Telescope Release–includes Martian experience WWT|Mars

Today at the MSR Faculty Summit we released the latest version of WorldWide Telescope – the Apogee release.  Included in the release are two major features TeraPixel – Worlds largest, smoothest seamless image of the sky WWT|Mars – The Martian experience – collaboration with NASA to bring the HiRise imagery to WorldWide Telescope.  See info…

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