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  • Blog Post: How might climate change affect our food supply?

    It’s no easy question to answer, but prudence demands that we try. Thus, Microsoft and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have teamed up to tackle “food resilience,” one of several themes that make up the White House’s Climate Data Initiative . “Through...
  • Blog Post: eScience and Cloud Computing in Beijing

    I'm in Beijing for the tenth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop , which runs from October 22 to 25. As in the past, the workshop takes place at the same time and in the same location as the IEEE International Conference on eScience . No coincidence, of course—why not take advantage of all that...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure for Research at UNICAMP

    In today’s world of data-intensive scientific research, cloud computing offers immense value. Here in Brazil, for example, researchers are working on a variety of environmental and urban studies projects that demand a highly scalable and flexible resource infrastructure—exactly what cloud...
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