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 some of the core components of HPC ?”. After all, once you’ve seen…

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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 agents, to why web browsers can provide strong interfaces to robotics control. In the second part of…

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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, but the podcast just went live at Windows IT Pro.

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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 tools that harness the power of Visual Studio, and a physics engine, to…

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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 theory or simulation) and some of her research is on computer crashes. She worked on…

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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 than she wants…

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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 for new forms of social networking and collaboration.  Nobody has more to say…

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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 to speak to some leading minds in the free and commercial open source…

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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 either that life is a journey of continuous learning and joyful surprise, or, more…

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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, Apple, Microsoft, and so on. It’s not about the…

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