This week I’m on the road – yesterday attended the opening of the SDSC/CAL-IT2 Synthesis Center – a collaboration space for computational science and visualization.  The SDSC Notebook Project which MSR sponsors as part of the eScience Program is now part of the Synthesis Center.

Today I’m at the International Conference on Computational Science 2005 (ICCS 2005): "Advancing Science through Computation" at Emory University in Atlanta.  I’m here to give a short industry talk on “eScience with Databases and Web Services” and will highlight some of the eScience projects I support as well as push the use of databases exposed as web services and consumed by smart clients to help solve scientific research problems. 

Had breakfast with Marty – who was at ICCS to present the paper Toward GT3 and OGSI.NET Interoperability: GRAM Support on OGSI.NET [pdf] and chair the Parallel and Distributed Computing session