Windows HPC Pack 2012 Tutorial (1/5): Installing Server 2012 on an IaaS VM

In a previous blog, I explained Big Compute and the newly released HPC Pack 2012 from Microsoft.  I also announced a blog tutorial series on installation, deployment and running HPC applications using the latest version of the software.  This is the first tutorial of the series, we will cover the install preparation of an HPC…

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Windows HPC Pack 2012 released, HPC/Big Compute explained for Windows Azure developers

While most of  you that have been using the Microsoft HPC Server product know the history and background of HPC, I still find that many Windows Azure developers new to this product.  HPC, or high performance computing is a small (14 billion dollar) industry that has been around for 40 years even before desktops became…

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Running Weather Research Forecast as a Service on Windows Azure

        About 9 months ago, I deployed a Weather forecast demo at an internal Microsoft event, Techfest. The demo uses real data from NOAA and predicts high resolution weather forecast up to the next 3 days running a HPC modeling code called WRF.  Since then, I’ve received a great deal of interest from…

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Super computing 2012 and new Windows Azure HPC Hardware Announcement

  The Super Computing conference attracts some of biggest names in the industry, academia, and government institutions.  This year’s attendance was down from 11,000 to about 8,000. The main floor was completely full even without some of the largest Department of Energy labs; travel restrictions and cutbacks have prevented them from setting up some of…

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Hadoop On WindowsAzure Updated

HadoopOnAzure allows a user to run Hadoop on Microsoft Windows Azure as a service.  It is currently in private CTP with limited capacity, and by invitation only.  We did add more capacity today, you may attempt to sign up this free service at https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=13697  Please allow one week for us to approve your invitation. To get…

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