December, 2006

  • What Lies Beneath: Setting up underlying HPC tools

    by kishi on December 21, 2006 07:34pm This blog continues what I started writing about w/ Thinking About HPC Infrastructure and what Frank wrote in about in Overloading Clusters . After reading thru the previous blogs on HPC, someone might ask “What are...
  • Something wonderful has happened... Number Five is alive!

    by jcannon on December 20, 2006 11:03am Last week, Microsoft released the first version of Robotics Studio, an SDK that contains three sets of tools; first, a common runtime architecture that can be used across robot devices; second, a set of programming...
  • The 15 Most Useful Technologies for me in 2006

    by billhilf on December 11, 2006 09:00pm We all use technology every day. This is the list of the 15 technologies that I found most useful (and in some cases extremely fun) in 2006. It includes all sorts of things, devices, software, open source...
  • Robotics Redux: Demo My Robot

    by jcannon on December 21, 2006 12:26pm If you missed our post yesterday , we started a fascinating conversation with the Robotics team about the impetus and design goals of new Robotics Studio, from distributed intelligence & network-based...
  • It's Like This...Or Maybe Like That...(Part 1.2)

    by Bryan Kirschner on December 12, 2006 02:24pm It’s been just over a month since I last blogged on the law-and-open-source –analogy, and, despite a cool, unrelated entry in the middle, I feel my blog karma is running dangerously low…  But—proving...
  • Thinking about HPC Infrastructure

    by kishi on December 01, 2006 04:21pm I started the first HPC blog (See “ previous blog “) with an understanding that HPC is an area where there has been a surge of activity from a development/investment standpoint. This segment of Information Technology...
  • Barry Wellman, SD Clark Professor of Sociology, on Social Network Analysis and Community

    by Bryan Kirschner on December 15, 2006 01:46pm Web 2.0 . Enterprise 2.0 . Open Source 2.0 . All the latest expectations for major revs of a good chunk of the information technology world seem to be heavily based on excitement about the possibilities...
  • Windows Unified Data Storage Server

    by MichaelF on December 05, 2006 06:36pm Today Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS). Built for mixed environments this solution is highly interoperable, without loss of performance in both NFS...
  • Experimental or Production?

    by anandeep on December 05, 2006 03:33pm There's two things people figure out about me (mainly because I tell them!) - one that I am crazy about airplanes and two that I love stirring controversy! And in this blog I get an opportunity to bring those...
  • Languages Have Become Too Easy...

    by hjanssen on December 18, 2006 02:40pm I have finally found a way to write more blogs!!! When I am in the office I have so much work that I rarely get enough time to sit down and concentrate on a blog. When I get home (My wife tells me normally later...
  • Paul Thurrott talks Open Source with Sam

    by jcannon on December 21, 2006 11:41am Just a quick note & pointer to Paul Thurrott's interview with Sam on Open Source, the Lab and why these intiatives are so important to Microsoft and to our customers. The interview was conducted back in October...
  • Festivus for the Rest of Us

    by jcannon on December 13, 2006 06:29pm   It’s been an interesting nine months on Port 25. For those keeping track, the endeavors of our lab have taken us to Portland , New York , California , Thailand , Boston and more. We’ve had  the chance...
  • Crash Data Collection and Analysis

    by anandeep on December 19, 2006 12:35pm Archana Ganapathi is a Computer Science graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. Archana has been working in the area of Empirical Computer Science (which relies on real data rather than...