Microsoft and distributed, high-performance computing

This article mentions Microsoft‘s unannounced efforts for “grid” computing. This sounds extremely interesting. I can’t wait to see more information about this.

One of the things I want to concentrate as part of my research, now that WS-GAF is almost finished (White Dwarfs, CHEERS info soon), is the use of the .NET platform and Indigo (when it’s available in beta) for large-scale, high-performance, distributed computing using the principles of service-orientation. I was thinking of combining the experience from the NIP.NET work (hopefully within January I will be able to report more on this) and the work we’ve done on Web Services and service-orientation for internet-scale computing. Perhaps Microsoft is already doing this. Hmmm!