Many of today’s HPC codes were developed out in the open with the help of the developer community. This week made a significant move towards a more open model with the launch of TC Labs for developers on their MSDN network. TC Labs provides developers with the opportunity to learn about TC technologies, get early versions of code and to provide feedback to Microsoft.
Last May, I blogged about the Technical Computing initiative at Microsoft, an initiative that’s leading to technologies which will empower the world’s most important problem solvers to best utilize computing resources,” said Dr. S. Somasegar. “These domain specialists often either develop code themselves as a necessary aspect of their work, or they rely on other developers to build the software that makes their work possible. The TC initiative gives those developers and domain specialists ground-breaking developer tools and infrastructure to do their best work.”
I think this TC Lab is a smart, inclusionary move by Microsoft. Plus, Dr. Semasegar signs his blogs with “Namaste,” which is certainly a step in the right direction towards an HPC community populated by the Linux faithful.