Home > Microsoft > Microsoft Research Packs ‘Wallop’Microsoft Research Packs ‘Wallop’ Eugenia Loli 2003-10-30 Microsoft 7 CommentsFrom its Wallop interactive project to its SkyServer “worldwide telescope,” wristwatches and Magic Paper, Microsoft Research has a lot on its plate, senior exec Rick Rashid told a PDC audience.About The Author Eugenia LoliEx-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker.Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2003-10-30 7:26 pm That is all fine and dandy but will all of that technology be kept proprietary or will it be shared?By the way I thought the research of Magic Paper was done by HP and the wristwatches were done by IBM? 2003-10-30 8:30 pm Here in Cambridge (UK), Microsoft Research is actually partly sponsoring a virtualisation project, which is about to get Windows XP running on a Linux virtualisation engine: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG/netos/xen/Of course, this won’t be commercially available, but who’d have thought?! 2003-10-30 9:02 pm So let’s see now – MS is researching:1) Tying shareable information to individual users;2) A collection of maps & aerial photos of the entire world;3) Tiny computing devices for people to wear.Nervous yet? 2003-10-30 10:09 pm The US gubmint will use whatever tools are produced, regardless of who produces them. 2003-10-30 10:41 pm For the love of god! Quartz “Extreme” doesn’t use the GPU to do 2D rendering, much less what the stuff the article is talking about! Quartz Extreme just composits transparent windows together. This research involves using the GPU to do arbitrary compuations, like physical simulations, etc. 2003-10-31 1:23 am “That is all fine and dandy but will all of that technology be kept proprietary or will it be shared?”Do you mean given away for free or licensed with royalties so the shareholders of MS can show a return on thier investment?Where do you get your money that you use to buy food? 2003-10-31 8:47 am Why can’t Microsoft concentrate on making reliable software, instead of trying to do everything in a botched way. Aren’t they the Jacks of all trades but masters of none ?