John Roach, Microsoft Azure

John Roach

Microsoft Azure

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by John:

To cool datacenter servers, Microsoft turns to boiling liquid

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Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably

Microsoft retrieved the Northern Isles underwater datacenter from the seafloor off Scotland's Orkney Islands. Project Natick is proving the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. → Read More

Microsoft Sinks Cloud Data Center off the Coast of Scotland

Under the Scottish sea, as part of the next phase of Project Natick, Microsoft tests a data center including 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage that’s quick to deploy and could provide internet connectivity for years. → Read More

Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

Microsoft announces the Microsoft Professional Program in AI, the latest learning track teaching artificial intelligence skills open to the public. → Read More

Microsoft researchers release graph that helps machines conceptualize

“Jaguar.” To most computers, that word printed on an otherwise blank screen is simply a string of characters. It’s different for people. You see a word associated with a big … Read more » → Read More

Flow of Cheap Hydroelectricity Slows in Parched West

As rivers and reservoirs shrink across the parched West, cheap sources of water-generated electricity are starting to dry up. → Read More

Delphic Oracle's Lips May Have Been Loosened by Gas Vapors

In ancient times, people from all over Europe traveled to Greece to have their questions about the future answered by the oracle of Delphi. Legend has it that she got her powers from vapors. Now, a four-year scientific study supports that notion. → Read More

Ban Bottled Water? Industry Scrutinized in Parched California

Thirsty? Drink tap water.That's the message being pushed in parched California, where companies such as Swiss food giant Nestle are bottling for profit water... → Read More

Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?

In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid. → Read More

Can the Chesapeake Bay (and its Signature Blue Crabs) Recover?

Blue crab season in the Chesapeake Bay is just around the corner. To fill his coffers between now and then, third-generation Virginia waterman J.C. Hudgins i... → Read More

Billions of Dollars of Real Estate at Risk to Wildfire, Experts Say

Seeking the beauty of nature, Americans just can't stop building houses among trees that will, sooner or later, go up in flames."It is truly a when, not... → Read More

Top Spy Agencies Help Break Wildlife Trafficking Rings

Call them the spies who love elephants (or rhinos or tigers).The top spy agencies in the U.S. are sharing intelligence and personnel to bust international wi... → Read More

"Methuselah" Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Is a Father

Ten years after sprouting from an ancient seed, the date palm is → Read More

Many in U.S. Face Another Dry Year as World Water Day Arrives

It's a thirsty nation.From California to the Pacific Northwest to swaths of Texas and Oklahoma, farmers, ranchers and just about anybody with a lawn or a poo... → Read More

More Fuel-Efficient Jets Could Lead to Passenger Nirvana

Want more legroom, more direct flights, and less time stuck in holding patterns? It could be coming to airline passengers, but at a price: higher fares.Regul... → Read More

As Oceans Become Killing Field, Fish We Eat Dwindle

The oceans have become a killing field. Thanks to giant trawlers armed with technology and massive nets, the seas are running low on the fish we like to eat,... → Read More

Drink Beer? Take Showers? Better Worry About West's Snowpack

The wet and windy storms that have slammed California with floods, mudslides and traffic snarls are bringing at least a momentary sigh of relief from water u... → Read More

Deep Argo: Probes in Ocean Abyss Explore Mysteries of Global Warming

Nearly a quarter century ago, Greg Johnson was a freshly minted PhD in oceanography puttering north in the South Pacific Ocean. About every 35 miles, the boa... → Read More

Autumnal Equinox 2014: Facts About the First Day of Fall

Farewell, summer: The Northern Hemisphere's autumnal equinox—the first day of fall—occurs Monday, September 22. → Read More

Climate Hack? How Plastics Could Help Save Us From Greenhouse Gases

What's the fix for a warming planet? Just one word: Plastics.As the world grapples with greenhouse gas emissions still rising despite years of political wran... → Read More