December 15, 2009, 11:02 am
Hope you’re not tired of buzzwords. After “the network is the computer” and “the cloud”, welcome to “data-intensive computing”. This time, however, there’s far more at work here than a clever turn of phrase.
On Monday, the New York Times took a page out of their Science section to talk about Dr. Jim Gray, a software engineer and researcher and former Microsoft researcher. Two years ago, he vanished off the coast of California in his yacht and was presumed dead, but left behind a major body of work in the field of mass information analysis…