Mix08: Finding the Pulse for Windows Live Core
Ray Ozzie doesn’t mention Windows Live Core by name in his Mix08 keynote video, but he seems to suggest they are moving forward. You may recall that this is the project staffed by some heavyweights that will provide a response to EC2.
Maybe Microsoft could farm out a job via Mechanical Turk to transcribe Ray’s presentation into searchable text, so I don’t have to summarize this for you:
Minute 12 is some good stuff – he mentions Grid computing and MapReduce.
Minute 20 – utility computing in the cloud.
Minute 25 – Scott Guthrie
27:30 IE8 (stopped watching here).
A lot more presentations are posted here, some look interesting.
Remember, Microsoft is spending a lot of money on datacenters. They’ll soon complete construction on the $1B datacenter here in San Antonio – which is only one of many. Presumably these datacenters will house Windows Live Core, providing a .NET alternative to EC2. I hope Microsoft has taken a look at the experience offered by AppLogic, and is planning something equivalent.
I didn’t see much discussion on any new Microsoft technology that helps computers on a cluster talk to each other. Given the importance of Linq, it sure seems like something like InterLinq is needed.
Using Visual Studio, I’d like to build and debug remote executables that reside in a datacenter.
In my mind this is what GIS 3.0 is all about.