I have been asked a couple of times this year about taking compute intensive operations to Windows Azure and/or High Performance Computing on Windows Azure. It is an interesting (if slightly niche) area. The good news is we have a great paper from David Chappell on HPC Server and Windows Azure integration.
As a taster: A SOA application running entirely on Windows Azure runs its WCF services in Azure Worker nodes.
- Other Q&A posts on my team blog
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