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Technology is transforming our ability to measure, monitor and model how the world behaves. This has profound implications for scientific research and can transform the way we tackle global challenges such as health care and climate change. This transformation also will have a huge impact on engineering and business, delivering breakthroughs and discoveries that could lead to new products, new businesses – even new industries. Today, we’re proud to introduce Microsoft’s Technical Computing initiative, a new effort focused on empowering millions of the world’s smartest problem-solvers. We’ve designed this initiative to bring supercomputing power and resources to a much wider group of the scientists, engineers and analysts who are using modeling and prediction to solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges.
Our goal is to create technical computing solutions that speed discovery, invention and innovation. Soon, complicated tasks such building a sophisticated computer model – which would typically take a team of advanced software programmers months to build and days to run – will be accomplished in an afternoon by a single scientist, engineer or analyst. Rather than grappling with complicated technology, they’ll be able to spend more time on important work. As part of this initiative we’re also bringing together some of the brightest minds in the technical computing community at www.modelingtheworld.com to discuss the trends, challenges and opportunities we share. Personally, I think this site provides a great interactive experience with fresh, relevant content—I’m incredibly proud of it. Please tune in and join us—we welcome your ideas and feedback. In terms of technology, the initiative will focus on three key areas:
The path we’ve taken to arrive at this initiative is built on a foundation of great technology and underpinned by a strong vision for bringing the power of technical computing to those who need it most. Microsoft is committed to this business, and I am looking forward to working with our industry partners and customers to help bring about the next wave of discovery.
Posted by Bill Hilf General Manager, Technical Computing