Cloud Science – Wayne Houlden in ACER Teacher Article May, 2011
Cloud Cast # 3 – The Cloud Value Chain
Readiness & Resources:
- Source Code: Hosting Silverlight Pivot in Windows Azure
- Geographically distributing Windows Azure applications using Traffic Manager
- Cloud Cover Episode 45 – Windows Azure AppFabric Caching with Karandeep Anand | Cloud Cover
- Screencast: “To the cloud!” (In 90 seconds, or less)
- Capturing Diagnostics in your Windows Azure Application
- How to Connect SharePoint 2010, Windows Azure
- Guidelines for Connecting to a SQL Azure Database
In the news:
- 10 Things to know about Azure Security
- Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – April, 2011 Update
- Azure Storage Outage
- Azure Blast – Making Bioinformatics Data More Accessible to Researchers Worldwide
- Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service Released!
- Readify have an Intro to Azure day in Sydney on 9 May – $165 gets you refreshments, lunch and 8 hours of Azure
- HPC Training Sydney – 3 – 5 May, 2011
- Lifehacker Sydney meetup Sydney 3rd May, 2011 (as part of Lifehacker Meetup Week )
- FREE WEBCAST May 13, 2011: Windows Azure Deep Dive on Windows Azure Data Storage and Compute Services
- Become a fan: www.facebook.com/windowsazure (Azure Facebook Toolkit)
- Add yourself to my Azure Australia Twitter list
- Watch CloudCast – episode 3 coming soon
- Coming soon: Azure Meet up (lets go singular) and potential for Windows Azure user group. let me know if interested and where!
Q: What are my options for hosting applications in Azure that have a high degree of parallelism required?
A. Here are a few pointers:
1) use traditional languages (.net runtime) and/or write or use a well known design pattern (e.g. mediation pattern)
2) write in F# (including parallel extensions) e.g. Parsing Log Files with F#, MapReduce and Windows Azure
3) High Performance Computing – Which allows jobs and tasks to be aligned to available infrastructure compute nodes, on premise or off. Latest version includes MPI support.
Real World Windows Azure HPC App Architecture & Patterns
4?) possibly in the future we might see Dryad on Windows Azure – Dryad: Program thousands of machines without knowing anything about parallel programming