Microsoft's Renovated Jim Gray Systems Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison will Focus on Database and Cloud Computing

Expanding a center of excellence for next-generation computing technologies, Microsoft unveiled a $3.5 million upgrade to its database research lab near the campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Named the Jim Gray Systems Lab after the late influential Microsoft researcher, the lab will move to new quarters today, reopening just off campus on West Main […]

Expanding a center of excellence for next-generation computing technologies, Microsoft unveiled a $3.5 million upgrade to its database research lab near the campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Named the Jim Gray Systems Lab after the late influential Microsoft researcher, the lab will move to new quarters today, reopening just off campus on West Main Street with three times the space, new equipment, and room for 30 researchers and staff.

Microsoft's Business Platform Division also sees the lab as pivotal to company priorities such as cloud computing, a new way of pooling computing resources and delivering computer services via Internet. The current staff of nine full-timers has already contributed to many current Microsoft products and has work lined up for future Microsoft developments.

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