Azure for Science Research: from Desktop to the Cloud


July 12, 2010


Catharine van Ingen and Roger Barga from Microsoft Research discuss the use of Windows Azure for scientific research.


Catharine van Ingen and Roger Barga

Roger Barga is currently senior architect of the Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) group in Microsoft Research, where he leads a technical engagements team that works with external researchers interested in carrying out large scale computing, scientific research, and data analytics on the Windows Azure cloud platform. Previously, Roger led the Microsoft Research Advanced Research Tools and Services (ARTS) team, which built innovative services and tools for data intensive research. Roger joined Microsoft in 1997 as a researcher in the Database group of Microsoft Research, where he participated in both systems research and product development efforts in database, workflow, and stream processing systems.

Catharine has a wealth of experience in hardware, including work with the Alpha machine and MIPS processor teams, and in industrial-strength software for algorithms used to manage water flows, logging data from particle accelerator detectors, and buying Mickey Mouse watches over the Internet.


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