Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” Lab Refresh

We are announcing a refresh of the Microsoft Codename "Cloud Numerics" Lab. We want to thank everyone who participated in the initial lab, we amassed and used your feedback to make improvements and add exciting features. Your participation is what makes this lab a success. Thank you. Here’s what is new in the refresh: Improved…


Cloud Numerics and Latent Semantic Indexing, Now with Distributed Sparse Data

  You may recall our earlier blog post about Latent Semantic Indexing and Analysis, where we analyzed a few hundred documents. With new features of “Cloud Numerics” Wave 2 we can repeat the analysis: not just for few hundred but for many thousands of documents. The key new features we will use are distributed sparse…


Cloud Numerics at Progressive F# Tutorial in NYC on June 6th

We are giving a presentation about Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” for F# users at Skills Matter Progressive F# Tutorial that takes place in NYC on June 5th and 6th. The tutorial covers many exciting F# topics; our presentation is on Wednesday 6th at 9:30am ET. You may recall we posted about using Cloud Numerics and…


“Cloud Numerics” Example: Analyzing Air Traffic “On-Time” Data

  You sit at the airport only to witness your departure time get delayed. You wait. Your flight gets delayed again, and you wonder “what’s happening?” Can you predict how long it will take to arrive at your destination? Are there many short delays in front of you or just a few long delays? This…


“Cloud Numerics” Example: Analyzing Demographics Data from Windows Azure Marketplace

Imagine your sales business is ‘booming’ in cities X, Y, and Z, and you are looking to expand. Given that demographics provide regional indicators of sales potential, how do you find other cities with similar demographics? How do you sift though large sets of data to identify new cities and new expansion opportunities? In this…


The “Cloud Numerics” Programming and runtime execution model

Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” is a new .NET® programming framework tailored towards performing numerically-intensive computations on large distributed data sets. It consists of a programming model that exposes the notion of a partitioned or distributed array to the user an execution framework or runtime that efficiently maps operations on distributed arrays to a collection of…


Announcing Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics”

The Microsoft Codename “Cloud Numerics” Lab is a numerical and data analytics library for data scientists, quantitative analysts, and others who write data-analytics models in C# and .NET and then want to scale out these solutions on Windows Azure. For example, with “Cloud Numerics” it is possible to write document classification applications using linear algebra…