Cloud Computing Research by Microsoft and University of Washington

Microsoft and University of Washington (UW) faculty and students from UW eScience Institute have been “collaborating to create a new approach to scientific innovation, one that uses Microsoft Windows Azure and cloud-enabled clients and allows researchers to focus on their work rather than on scientific infrastructure and operations. The projects are as diverse and exciting […]

Microsoft and University of Washington (UW) faculty and students from UW eScience Institute have been “collaborating to create a new approach to scientific innovation, one that uses Microsoft Windows Azure and cloud-enabled clients and allows researchers to focus on their work rather than on scientific infrastructure and operations. The projects are as diverse and exciting as analyzing environmental data (AzureOcean) from the Pacific Northwest Regional Cabled Observatory, which’ll place thousands of chemical, geological and biological sensors on seacoast floor, to exploring bacteria-derived biofuels via large-scale genetic sequence analysis (AzureBLAST). The impact of this cloud collaboration extends far beyond UW campus. New Microsoft and National Science Foundation (NSF) partnership to provide Windows Azure cloud services and a set of rich client tools, supported by MSR engagement experts, drew directly from this partnership.”

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