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Windows Azure Continues ‘Big Compute’ Rollout

Feb 3, 2014 |

Microsoft is boosting the high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities of its Windows Azure cloud, in keeping with the Big Compute strategy it first revealed during SC12 in November 2012. Just a week after the tech stalwart lowered prices to better compete with cloud king Amazon, it is debuting new high-end instances for its Windows Azure Cloud Services Read more…

Windows Azure Ready to Take on AWS

Apr 17, 2013 |

After a lengthy incubation phase, Microsoft is finally ready to release its IaaS product into the wild. AWS, look out.

Grid Software Creates Virtual Windows Supercomputer

Nov 20, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Xoreax_IncrediBuild_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”90″ height=”90″ />What if you could combine the benefits of virtualization, grid and cloud computing to accelerate Windows-based applications? An Israeli company, Xoreax, is doing just that. We spoke with Xoreax at SC12 in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week to learn more about their offering.

Grid Software Creates Virtual Windows Supercomputer

Nov 20, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/Xoreax_IncrediBuild_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”92″ />What if you could combine the benefits of virtualization, grid and cloud computing to accelerate Windows-based applications? An Israeli company, Xoreax, is doing just that. We spoke with Xoreax at SC12 in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week to learn more about their offering.

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.

Mastering Windows Azure Application Development

Jan 10, 2012 |

In the years to come, cloud computing will take a substantial piece of the market from traditional deployment models. This implies growing demand for applications that can operate in a cloud environment, and for software engineers skilled in cloud computing technologies. Mastering application development for Windows Azure is a most valuable investment for a .NET programmer.

Microsoft Opens Windows Azure Cloud to Linux

Jan 9, 2012 |

If the rumors are true, soon Azure customers will be able to create virtual Linux servers without losing data.

Microsoft Aims for Client-Cluster-Cloud Unification in Technical Computing

Sep 27, 2010 |

Last week’s High Performance Computing Financial Markets conference in New York gave Microsoft an opening to announce the official release of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, the software giant’s third generation HPC server platform. It also provided Microsoft a venue to spell out its technical computing strategy in more detail, a process the company began in May.

Opening Windows to the Rackspace Cloud

Aug 12, 2010 |

This morning cloud services vendor Rackpace announced that it was opening cloud servers for Microsoft Windows, with distinct focus on system administrators and .NET developers. With a cloud currently dominated by Linux, one has to wonder how this might eventually shape the cloud server landscape.

NVIDIA Launches GPGPU Plug-In for Visual Studio

Jul 22, 2010 |

GPU programming comes to Microsoft’s popular IDE.