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Microsoft's Roadmap through 2020 to Focus on the Scientific Sector

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Microsoft has always put the needs of business customers and home users first. There is another sector that relies on computers, one that has been neglected for decades: the scientific community.

Between now and 2020 Microsoft is planning to ramp up its support for the scientific community. Some of the key milestones from their roadmap include…

  • Expanding use of COTS (customised off the shelf) software / technology: moving away from ‘build your own’ in science
  • Move towards program execution for scientific applications hosted in database (taking the application to the data, rather than the data to the application)
  • Data ‘behind’ scientific papers available in machine readable formats
  • Symbolic computation integrated into scientific databases and programming languages.
  • Development of equivalent of ‘Office’ for Scientists – Integrated suite of easy to use, standardised, well maintained applications spanning mathematical libraries, algorithms, data management, scientific paper writing, visualisation and theoretical tools (e.g. symbolic maths) that work together well.
  • Broadly available domain-specific computational frameworks, components, reference architectures

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  • Use our software

    by Michael Neale /

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    And no one gets hurt (with patent threats).

  • myopic

    by Cameron Purdy /

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    There is another sector that relies on computers, one that has been neglected for decades: the scientific community.


    The scientific community has hardly been neglected. Maybe Microsoft neglected the scientific community, but I doubt that anyone noticed .. unless they tried to use Excel to do their calculations ..

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy
    Tangosol Coherence: Data Grid for Java and .NET

  • Fortress

    by Geoffrey Wiseman /

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    I've been interested to see a little bit of the information about Fortress as a language for science; but I've done so little work in the "scientific" domain (as I'd define it, anyway), I don't know if that's just hype.

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