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  • Blog Post: Data Visualization Reaches New Heights with Layerscape

    In December, I blogged about the beta release of Layerscape , a free set of research tools from Microsoft that enable earth scientists to visualize and tell stories around large, complex data sets. The full release is now available to the public at Layerscape . We’re calling Layerscape an “ecosystem”...
  • Blog Post: Jim Gray eScience Award Winners Announced

    The Jim Gray eScience Award —named for Jim Gray, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft Research and a Turing Award winner who disappeared at sea in 2007—recognizes innovators whose work makes science easier for other scientists. It was a special pleasure to be part of the audience in Stockholm...
  • Blog Post: Climate Prediction Leverages Home Computers

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and so, apparently, is an idle computer. On November 18, scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) will begin harnessing the idle time of thousands of personal computers to study climate modeling and the resulting weather effects on the Pacific Northwest and California...
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