Dan Reed on why he joined Microsoft

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The day before yesterday the always interesting Dan Reed spent a few minutes writing on his blog about what motivated his most recent career choice

What I have not done is write about why I came to Microsoft and what I am doing – until now. Yes, my team manages the UPCRCs in partnership with Intel. Yes, I devote time and energy to research policy, both for the community and on behalf of Microsoft. Yes, I am involved in the future of high-performance computing, both politically and technically. However, that’s not the entire story.

…I came to Microsoft to lead a new research initiative in cloud computing, one that complements our production data center infrastructure and our nascent Azure cloud software platform. You can read the press release and the web site for the official story. What follows is my personal perspective.