TED2014–Virtual Reality in Space

TED2014 30 year Celebration and Anniversary Vancouver, BC March 17th – 21st Last week the Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope and the MIT EyeWire team were invited to present a Virtual Reality in Space experience exhibit – the demo that went from neurons to space in a vivid, 360 degree experience from the International Space Station…


WorldWide Telescope and Kinect on really big screen at SC11

For the last couple of days at Supercomputer 2011 we’ve been demoing WorldWide Telescope being driven via Kinect for Windows – probably the single largest Kinect driven application out there.  While we’ve done something like this before (ie. Mix’11), this time we partnered with Scalable Display Technologies and NVIDIA to create a 18×7 foot single…


Free Microsoft Biology Framework Workshop at RENCI in North Carolina April 19-20

Really good event to go to if you’d like to hear more about MBF… We recently posted a preview of the Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) for development evaluation purposes. Now, we’re following up with a special, free, two-day MBF workshop from April 19 to 20, 2011, at the Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill, North…


Environment and Energy Workshop at Faculty Summit 2009

For the past two days at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, we hare hosted a Environment and Energy Workshop to look at areas where computing and IT can help solve some of these grand challenges.  Output from the workshop will be posted on the site in the next few weeks. Faculty Summit 2009 – Microsoft…


eScience Workshop 2009 – Call for Papers

The 2009 eScience Workshop will be held at the Gates Center for Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA,  October 15-17, 2009.  The call for papers closes on July 31, 2009. Call for Papers We invite contributions from all areas of eScience and e-Research including: Computational support for scientific research in life sciences,…


eScience Unconference

Just finished up the Unconference event – bridging the Microsoft eScience Workshop and the IEEE e-Science Conference.  It was great fun  🙂 We ended up with Demos and discussions…and I really appreciate all the folks that participated.  Demos on: CaBig & .Net SciScope HubZero Acoustic Sensing of Koala Bears Discussions on: Clouds and/vs Grids What…


eScience 2008 Unconference Signup

The signup for the Unconference session at the 2008 eScience Conference is available.  Unconferences are participant driven events – so attendees get to decide what, who, gets to present.  This Unconference bridges the 2008 Microsoft eScience Conference and the 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science.  The Unconference will be Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:00 P.M….

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GrayWulf (on SQL Server) wins SC’08 Storage Challenge

Congratulations to Alex Szalay and his amazing team at JHU for winning the SC’08 Storage Challenge – with the entry GrayWulf:Scalable Clustered Architecture for Data Intensive Computing. GrayWulf – is implemented with SQL Server 2008 Abstract: Data intensive computing presents a significant challenge for traditional supercomputing architectures that maximize FLOPS since CPU speed has surpassed…

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University of Washington eScience Institute Rollout Event

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure to participate and present at the UW eScience Institute kickoff event.  I really enjoyed the event and and the vision laid out by Ed Lazowska.  The talks by David Baker, Martin Savage and Andy Connolly really highlighted the need for resources to help in the eScience space.  While the…

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PDC watch remotely – Great News

This is really good to hear…being able to watch some of the PDC sessions remotely.  I’m looking forward to tuning in. PDC @ Home With the current global crisis some of us will not be able to attend PDC this year due to different reasons however the PDC organizers decided to make available portion of…