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Ravi Pandya
Cloud Computing Futures
ravip at microsoft.com

00-02 Covalent
97-00 EverythingOffice
96-97 Jango
93-96 NetManage
89-93 Xanadu
88-89 Hypercube
84,85 Xerox PARC
83-89 University of Toronto, Math
86-87 George Brown College, Dance
95-Foresight Institute
97-Institute for Molecular Manufacturing


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Thu 02 Dec 2010

Orleans: A Framework for Cloud Computing

For the last year, I've been in the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG) in Microsoft Research, working on the Orleans project. Our goal is to make it much easier to write reliable, scalable, distributed cloud+client applications. I'm really enjoying it, and it's great to be working on something that I can talk about publicly.

We now have a video on Channel 9 with the whole development team discussing the project:

We've also published a technical report describing the overall design and architecture of the system:

There's also a brief summary of the project here:

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments. (Or if you're interested in working on this kind of thing - we've laid a great foundation so far, but there are plenty of interesting problems still to work on, like better programming language support, or large-scale data- and compute-intensive applications.)

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