Cloud computing guide for researchers – Getting started with AI and Machine Learning

We are on the verge of the biggest revolution in computing since Alan Turing formalised the concepts of computation. Today software is hand-made, relying on highly-skilled craftspeople to intricately tell computers how to do useful work. A Cambrian explosion in computing is imminent, as artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to learn from…

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – Real HPC with linear scaling on thousands of cores

If you need to run lots of computations, either as a large supercomputer simulation, or hundreds of smaller runs for a parameter sweep calculation, then cloud computing can really help speed up your research. Microsoft Azure Big Compute can scale to thousands of compute cores using Message Passing Interface (MPI) due to our HPC-optimised, InfiniBand-enabled…

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – Learn how to use Microsoft Azure for research and data science

Cloud computing can provide almost every piece of computing and data capability that you may require for your research. Whether it is a virtual machine with tons of memory; large clusters for high-performance computing, Hadoop or Spark; Stream processing for Internet of Things devices, or sharing your research data and methods with others. Microsoft Azure…

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – Cloud technology for high-energy physics computing

Randall Sobie is the HEP Computing Group Leader at the University of Victoria. He works on ATLAS project, a collaboration of 3,000 international physicists. The project has collected hundreds of petabytes of data and Randall’s team faced the challenge of storing and accessing information on-premise. With the help of Microsoft Azure, Randall created a flexible…


Cloud computing guide for researchers – eBird big data analysis using Microsoft Azure

Citizen scientists all over the world have been helping the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to collect bird observations for 15 years using eBird. This real-time, online checklist program enables birders to record birds they see, keep track of lists, explore maps and graphs, share with the eBird community and contribute to ornithological science and bird…

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – Azure IoT for Croke Park Smart Stadium

Using sensors in a busy environment, such as a sports stadium, can unveil deep insights to provide a better experience for visitors to a game, the local community, and tourists wanting to enjoy the venue. Deploying sensors, collecting data, processing it, making sense of the information, and visualising it are key challenges that researchers at…

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Cloud computing guide for researchers – get started in one hour

Microsoft Azure can help with almost any research computing task, due to its huge range of capabilities. It can, however, be hard to know where to start… This short guide will show you the ropes in about an hour, after which you’ll be all set to explore further. Once you have an account then we…

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