Mellanox and Microsoft bring you an informative and informational webcast on Network Direct. The ability of scientists to access the right data and apply it the right way is critical for many scientific disciplines. "The life sciences with genomic and proteonomic data, it's an explosion of information that people around the world should be able to benefit from the results that other people are gathering together," Bill Gates, Supercomputing 2005. Three years after, Microsoft has introduced a new networking interface called Network Direct, which enables high performance applications not only to be able to execute faster and handle large information databases, but also to provide efficient parallelism with effective remote data management. In the future, Network Direct might be the common interface not only for MPI based application but also for sockets and file systems. The session will provide an overview of Network Direct development and its potential benefits, a discussion of the role of Windows for MPI applications, and industry case studies.