Penguin Computing is flapping its wings, as it has received Intel’s Data Center Innovation Award at the Intel Solutions Summit.
Cycle Computing has proclaimed the winner of the 2011 CycleCloud BigScience Challenge. Victor Ruotti, a computational biologist at the Morgridge Institute for Research, will receive $10,000 in credit from Cycle Computing and four hours of CycleCloud engineering support, plus an additional $2,500 in credit from Amazon Web Services. The award will be used for cutting-edge stem cell research.
While Microsoft has a solid platform and several tools in place for scientific users, one arena where the company certainly stands out is in their mission to engage and education the vast “missing middle” of potential cloud users. Others, like IBM are in close running for such an award, but the Redmond giant has been prolific and notable in its engagement efforts.