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  • Blog Post: SecPAL v1.1 Now Available

    Just got a note from Jason that SecPAL 1.1 is available - this is great - take a look at the codeplex site for more details - Jason/Blair and team, you're doing great things...let's see if the community recognize what you've been up to... Summary of New Features in the SecPAL Research Release v1.1 SecPAL...
  • Blog Post: LinuxInsider: Security: Microsoft Invites Collaboration With Grid Computing Research

    Article on SecPAL from LinuxInsider... Microsoft Invites Collaboration With Grid Computing Research Microsoft's Security Policy Assertion Language, or SecPAL, is the company's attempt to develop a language for expressing decentralized authorization policies. The software firm hopes that making available...
  • Blog Post: SecPAL Preview Release for Microsoft .NET

    Grid folks and security researchers should be interested in the SecPAL preview release - The goal of the SecPAL project is to develop a language for expressing decentralized authorization policies, and to investigate language design and semantics, as well as related algorithms and analysis techniques...
  • Blog Post: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Your PCs forecast climate future

    It's great to see the climate prediction .net folks getting fantastic uptake on the community computation simulation - over 250,000 users...as a sponsor of the effort , it's great to see those idle cycles going to good use. Your PCs forecast climate future Climateprediction.net uses the power of thousands...
  • Blog Post: Mundie: Science as a Web Service

    I realized I forgot to post about Craig Mundie's article in the March/April Technology Review - Science as a Web Service XML can supercharge research. <...> XML is also one of the enabling technologies for grid computing and Web services, which will revolutionize the scientific community in the...
  • Blog Post: Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability &ndash; this is now a reality!

    Glad to see this use fo the Shibboleth ADFS Integration : An extension allowing a Shibboleth 1.3 IdP to integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Service. Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability – this is now a reality! Last week, the efforts of Microsoft , the JISC , London School of Economics...
  • Blog Post: HPC Leaders Demonstrate Interoperability Using OGF Specs

    Saw this demo while at SC06 today - this is great news for folks looking to use HPC clusters. The Open Grid Forum (OGF) announced its interoperability demonstration at the Supercomputing 2006 (SC06) conference showing the work being done towards interoperable high performance computing (HPC). Organizations...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enhances Interoperability With Open Virtualization Format: virtualization format software freely available to all.

    From the Microsoft Interoperability Web site - Microsoft Enhances Interoperability With Open Virtualization Format BRUSSELS, Belgium — Oct. 17, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced at the Interoperability Summit in Brussels that its virtualization format technology will now be available under its Open...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Hosting Toolkit... Launched !

    It would be interesting to see someone test out the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit for publishing their scientific data - imagine capturing it locally and then publishing it to a Science SQL hosting service, so all the other researchers in your space could test out their algorithms on your datasets. Details...
  • Blog Post: Managed MPI Wrapper

    Saw this on Developer Blog - it would be great to see the managed MPI wrapper.... Managed MPI Wrapper MPI is a widely used programming interface to develop parallel applications. .Net is also the one of the most popular framework used in Windows Platform. How can we develop a MPI application under the...
  • Blog Post: GridFTP and GRAM for the .NET Framework

    Marty Humphrey and his team have released an .NET implementation of many of the popular services provided by the Globus Toolkit. Globus Interoperability for the .NET Platform This site provides client and server implementations of two of the most popular services provided by the Globus Toolkit . The...
  • Blog Post: Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE) for Science

    I ran across the Microsoft Simple Sharing Extensions Specification today and am quite excited by it, especially for enabling loosely-cooperating apps to use RSS as a way to share data/items in a list. I'd be quite interested in other ideas on how it could be used with scientific data/research. What is...
  • Blog Post: Grid Security and SecPAL

    Last week at the OGF meeting in DC - Blair Dillaway presented their incubation work around SecPAL - Papers and slide deck are available on the Microsoft Research SecPAL web site (see http://research.microsoft.com/projects/SecPAL Of specific interest, Blair's paper A Unified Approach to Trust, Delegation...
  • Blog Post: Digipede has a new release

    Just saw that Digipede annouced the release of Digipede Network Version 1.3 which features integration with Windows CCS, as well as an expanded API to provide developers with even greater control of how they grid-enable their applications.
  • Blog Post: Interesting articles and links 7/7/06

    CodePlex , Microsoft's community development Web site. You can use CodePlex to create new projects to share with your fellow developers around the world, join others who have already started their own projects, or use the applications on this site and provide feedback. The IW Center - Community portal...
  • Blog Post: Windows Compute Cluster Server Community site launched

    The Windows Compute Cluster Server team has launched the new Windows HPC Community web site. It includes: Blogs Forums File Gallery Roller RSS
  • Blog Post: SciFlow 2006 - IEEE Workshop on Workflow and Data Flow for Scientific Applications

    Just saw this call for papers for SciFlow 2006 - IEEE Workshop on Workflow and Data Flow for Scientific Applications in Atlanta - April 8, 2006 - looks really good... Workshop scope -------------- Today computational scientists across all disciplines create ever increasing amounts of often highly...
  • Blog Post: Windows Workflow Foundation annouced

    This will be very useful to the scientific apps that had been trying to use BizTalk to handle some of the scientific computing workflows. I'm quite interested in seeing apps that try it out - I'm sure Paul Roe from QUT will be moving their Bioinformatics project over to it. http://msdn.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Solution: Beta 1 Available Now

    Beta 1 of the Windows Compute Cluster Solution was annouced today - www.microsoft.com/hpc . You can nominate yourself for the beta at - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/hpc/beta.mspx
  • Blog Post: MSR eScience Workshop - Call for Presentations

    The Microsoft Research eScience Workshop will be held Oct 6&7, 2005 in Redmond, WA. Call for Presentations We are soliciting presentations for the Microsoft Research eScience Workshop 2005. We are looking for contributions in the following areas: Web service–based applications...
  • Blog Post: Digipede Ships Grid Computing Software for Microsoft Windows

    Digipede shipped their distributed/grid computing solution for Windows and .NET. The Digipede Network is the first commercial grid computing solution based entirely on the Microsoft .NET platform and is easier to buy, install, learn and use than other grid computing solutions. While competing offerings...
  • Blog Post: Supercomputer 2004

    Just returned from 3 days at Supercomputer 2004 (SC2004) - as usual a very impressive show. Only downside was the show floor was cold - they couldn't seem to get the heating/cooling correct. Microsoft presented the forthcoming Windows Cluster Computing Edition product.
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