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Microsoft Brings GreenButton Into Azure Fold

May 1, 2014 |

Microsoft announced today its acquisition of New Zealand-based cloud startup GreenButton. A partner of the company’s Azure Windows cloud play since 2011, GreenButton fits well under Microsoft’s “Big Compute” umbrella. Windows Azure General Manager Mike Neil revealed the news this morning in a blog entry, although the terms of the deal have not been disclosed Read more…

From Rendering LOTR to Animating HPC Clouds

Sep 16, 2013 |

Much has been written about the incredible animation work that went on behind the scenes of the Lord of the Rings series, but without the rendering horsepower of high performance systems, none of that would have been possible. In this audio-based interview feature, we talk with the former CIO behind that rendering effort who spun out Greenbutton, an HPC cloud company that…

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.

Cloud – The Natural Evolution for High Performance Computing

Nov 5, 2012 |

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, particularly in the High Performance Computing (HPC) space, but the business models and technology have matured sufficiently to propel the concept firmly back into the limelight.

Cloud Rendering in the Push of a Button

May 29, 2012 |

A platform provider aims to speed rendering for graphics-heavy applications.

Azure Cloud to Capture RenderMan

Aug 8, 2011 |

GrenButton announced that it would be making Pixar’s high-end rendering software available to users via Microsoft’s Azure cloud.

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