January, 2004

Dan on eScience & Technical Computing @ Microsoft

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January, 2004

  • Dan on eScience & Technical Computing @ Microsoft

    Cool .NET CF app


     I love seeing interesting uses of .NET CF…check out…SurvivorSoft @Sat Orbitor Locator

    Good review of the app at http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/articles.php?action=expand,23094

    @Sat Orbiter Locator+ by Survivorsoft lets you easily track space missions from the palm of your hand.

    @Sat by Survivorsoft is a nice piece of software that quickly lets you check up on your favorite space missions. With it, you can check the position of various manned and unmanned missions. It will also give you the latest news and pictures from those missions. The Survivorsoft Web
    site states that you will need to have Windows Mobile
    2003 to run currently run the app since it's based on the .NET Compact Framework (SP1). I have tried the program on my iPaq 3765 with Pocket PC 2002. There are some problems and it is quite slow. I'd recommend this only to Windows Mobile 2003 users at this time.


    Here are the missions you can track:

    • Mars Rovers (Spirit & Opportunity);
    • International Space Station;
    • Hubble Telescope;
    • Soyuz (ISS return transport);
    • Space Shuttle.



  • Dan on eScience & Technical Computing @ Microsoft

    Grid on .NET - OGSI.Net code


    If you’re interested in Grid computing and using .NET you can look at the OGSI.NET code from UVa…


    This is the first version of OGSI.NET to feature *** full *** OGSI v1.0 spec compliance and implementations of all the OGSI v1.0 specification port types including notification, handle resolution and service groups.


    Other features include:

    - an attribute-based programming model (seehttp://www.cs.virginia.edu/~gsw2c/OGSIdotNet/grid_service_programming.GGF9.pdf)

    - service security policy support

    - WSE support (configurable on a per service basis)

    - rich programming support for SDEs on both server and client side

    - tutorial and programmer's reference documentation

    - easier installation

    - improved grid service fault generation

    - an improved graphical service browser

    - many example services and clients


    The new release can be downloaded from the OGSI.NET project web pages at:  http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~gsw2c/ogsi.net.html


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