Supercomputer Expert Joins Microsoft

In what will be his first job in the commercial sector, veteran supercomputer research Daniel Reed, former director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, chief architect of the National Science Foundation's TeraGrid, a national distributed computing system for researchers, and chair of the Computing Research Association, will be joining Microsoft Research as director of Scalable and Multicore Computing, the company has revealed. Reed will collaborate with Burton Smith, another parallel computing guru who joined Microsoft in 2005 to help spearhead work on multicore issues. In addition, he plans to take a "green field" approach to spiraling power and reliability requirements for large data centers.

"There is a sea change in computing coming at the intersection of multicore and large data centers, and working on this is one of the most exciting things I can imagine doing," said Reed who most recently served as director of the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina.

News source: EETimes
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I see.. atleast 3 grammar/spelling mistakes in this article.

"veterAn computer researchER Daniel Reed"

"approach to spiraling spiraling power"

Would have thought people would check for these sorts of things.

ninjakarl said,
I see.. atleast 3 grammar/spelling mistakes in this article.

"veterAn computer researchER Daniel Reed"

"approach to spiraling spiraling power"

Would have thought people would check for these sorts of things.

I'm not one to comment often on comments made on Neowin, however I feel that I may as well this time.

There seem to be more and more of these "elitest" posts on Neowin in the last few months. Whilst I see that there is a need to correct such world-dominating issues such as spelling and grammar on an article, why do said posters feel the need to openly show their inferiority complexes by attempting to ridicule the poster?

If it's not a "this is not news worthy" comment, it's "You spelt 'your' wrong in that 1 sentence", or even the age old Linux vs Windows (or Open Source vs Microsoft) debates.

It's tired, old, and rather annoying at this point. Neowin used to be a place for fellow techies and software devs (amongst others) to read about the latest and greatest. It now seems like my old high school playground, complete with real life show offs!

ninjakarl said,
I see.. atleast 3 grammar/spelling mistakes in this article.

"veterAn computer researchER Daniel Reed"

"approach to spiraling spiraling power"

Would have thought people would check for these sorts of things.

Maybe the spiraling thing was meant to be read like 'spiraling spiraling SPIRALING POWER!'

Wiggz said,
Neowin used to be a place for fellow techies and software devs (amongst others) to read about the latest and greatest. It now seems like my old high school playground, complete with real life show offs!

yeah, when i clicked on the comments section i expected people to talk about stuff like how the next microsoft OS is going to need to run on a supercomputer because its so bloated, you know the things that people normally talk about... but instead i find this talk about spelling and elitism... how times have changed, eh?