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Big Data Versus Big Compute

Dec 10, 2013 |

Big data and big compute are not new concepts. Before the term “big data” took off as the buzzword du jour, the HPC community expressed these same ideas as compute-intensive and data-intensive computing. Problems were compute-bound or IO-bound or both. It is the case, however, that the world is in the midst of a data Read more…

Why the Cloud is Ideal for HPC

Sep 5, 2013 |

Cloud computing has emerged as a model to address a broad range of computing needs and promises to solve all but world peace. The idea of utility or on-demand computing is hardly new but the business models and technology have matured sufficiently to propel the concept firmly back into the limelight. High Performance Computing (HPC) is where most progressive businesses should be focusing their Big Data and Big Compute efforts.

Microsoft HPC Program “Full Steam Ahead” After Reorg, Manager Says

Aug 1, 2013 |

Conspicuously missing from Microsoft’s recent corporate reorganization was any mention of the company’s HPC group, which develops a cluster-enabled version of Windows Server, among other products. That absence doesn’t mean a thing, and the program is going “full steam ahead,” the manager in charge of Microsoft’s HPC program said this week.

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

Nov 13, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Windows-Azure-cloud_230x.jpg” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”58″ />Microsoft has unveiled a set of “big compute” capabilities for its Windows Azure offering. The company is courting the HPC space with more powerful hardware, new instance configurations, and the updated Microsoft HPC Pack 2012.