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An Interview with Microsoft's Tony Hey

In this 21 minute recording, I sit down with Tony Hey, Microsoft's VP for Technical Computing.

Let's listen in as he compares e-science research in the US and UK, talks about the prospects of multicore computing, shares his thoughts on the NSF's cyberinfrastructure report, and sheds some light on the challenges of working with very large, high throughput datasets ... the raw materials of research. 

He also briefly touches on the UK's Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute (OMII) and as well as their Digital Curation Centre  ... an attempt to bring scientists, computer scientists and librarians together to to tackle issues involvingcuration and preservation of massive amounts of data. 

More on Tony Hey
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/tonyhey/default.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-17HeyPR.mspx
http://www.cni.org/tfms/2005b.fall/plenary.html


Sorry, I couldn't help but think of REM when Tony began to talk about multicore chips
It's the end of Moore's Law as we know it -- and I feel fine ...  ;)



This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2005 Fall Task Force Meeting.  The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.  You can learn more about CNI at their web site, http://www.cni.org

 

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