Going Super-Compute with Windows Azure

Windows Azure team just revealed all the work they were doing in the HPC space or as they dub it “Big Compute”. The results were so impressive they have certified Windows Azure to be among Top 500 Supercomputers in the world. The amazing part are also the hardware resources that can be offered for the…

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Cluster Computing (HPC) and the Cloud

I just had a chance to quickly review a whitepaper by David Chappell describing the changes that Cluster Computing (HPC) is going through with the introduction of the Cloud Computing. Really clear and crisp message on how we can use and benefit from cloud platforms such as Windows Azure when deploying applications that require lots…

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HPC made easy with Windows Azure and HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2

Check out this blog post to see what’s new in the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. Lots of new features that enable seamless transition of HPC workloads on the Windows Azure Platform. Some of the features include: Parametric sweep applications Support for LINQ to HPC beta (formerly known as Dryad) New scenarios for…

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Running Hadoop on Windows Azure within minutes!

Today I came across a blog post featuring the process of how to deploy Hadoop environment onto the Windows Azure platform. For those who are not from the HPC (High-Performance Computing) world, Hadoop is an distributed computing platform, based on a Apache Foundation OSS project that supports data-intensive distributed applications. The Hadoop platform includes the…

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HPC Server SP1: Burst to Azure with no programming

I just read through this blog post and it nicely displays how the HPC Server SP1 works with Windows Azure and how you can quickly use cloud platform to scale-out you computational jobs. The details include also a great whitepaper on the topic and a video presentations of 10 minutes (worth investing if this is…

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HPC Application Sample running on top of Windows Azure Platform

I recently had the chance to check out the Full Monte Sample application  that was published on the CodePlex portal. It is an interesting application that display how HPC workloads could be suited to run on top of the “infinite amount” of cloud resources. Here is a brief description of the sample: “The Full Monte…

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Monitoring HPC Applications

Technorati Tags: Visual Studio 2010,HPC I just had the chance to look at this interesting MSDN article about HPC application monitoring on Windows platform. With the new Visual Studio 2010 and the Windows HPC Server things become much, much easier…

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