Science in the Cloud: Building cloud virtual machines for research

Coming in March – there is going to be a special Azure for Research Request for Proposals – focusing on Science VMs for Research.  Take a look at the opportunity and get your request in by March 15th. Building cloud virtual machines for research As regular readers of this blog know, the Windows Azure for…

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Cloud Design Patterns now available

Great news for folks looking for guidance on developing apps for the Azure Cloud – take a look at the Cloud Design Patters – it includes the following Twenty four design patterns that are useful in cloud-hosted applications. Each pattern is provided in a common format that describes the context and problem, the solution, issues…

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Data Science in a Box using IPython–up and running on Azure with LinuxVM

Interested in getting up and running quickly with data science computing using Python and IPython notebook – Wenming has created a series of blog posting to step you through getting up and running with a IPython notebook on Azure very quickly.   The first three blog posts of the series are out – take a look…

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Big Compute comes to Windows Azure (via HPC Pack 2012)

Last week at SuperCompter2012, the Windows Azure team showed off it’s Big Compute support by placing in the Top 500 Supercomputer list.  You can get more details on it in Bill Hilf’s blog post – Windows Azure Benchmarks Show Top Performance for Big Compute   Today, we are pleased to announce the fourth release of…

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Build 2012 on Channel 9–great streaming info

  Even if you weren’t able to get a registration for //Build/ 2012 – the streaming sessions are a great experience.  You can watch the sessions live, like the Azure sessions happening today – or the prerecorded sessions like Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 from yesterday.      Build 2012 | Channel 9 Cross…

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Windows Azure and SQL DB materials–curriculum and development

I just saw that some new Curriculum materials for Windows Azure and SQL Databases in the Faculty Connection – those are great resources for helping with teaching students, especially since no knowledge of Cloud Computing is required. Windows Azure and SQL Database Windows Azure and SQL Database (Instructor Supplement) It’s also good to see all…

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Learn Windows Azure Next Tuesday (Dec 13th)

Don’t miss the Learn Windows Azure event next Tuesday, Dec 13th…. Learn Windows Azure Next Tuesday (Dec 13th) Next Tuesday, Dec 13th we’ll be holding a special Learn Windows Azure training event for developers.  It will provide a great way to learn Windows Azure and what it provides.  You can attend the event either by…

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"Data Explorer"– Clean, Mashup, and Publish your Science Data

Dealing with scientific data can be challenging – especially since it’s in many different formats, files etc.  The SQL Labs release of Microsoft Codename “Data Explorer” looks to be a tool that can help bring together many different data sets in a more straight forward way.  Not only is it an easy to use tool…

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Folding@Home on Azure – Distributed Computing

Here’s a good way to get up to speed on WindowsAzure and contribute to a worldwide distributed computing project (Folding@Home) – by participating in the webcast you’ll also receive a temporary, self-expiring full-access account to work with Azure for a period of 2-weeks at no cost – that’s worth the webcast investment time.  Feeling @Home…

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