How to Configure a Windows Azure Virtual Machine File Server and use it from within Windows HPC Server Compute Jobs

Recall the following axiom from your CS101 class…? “To solve a problem, create abstractions.   To attain efficiency, remove abstractions.” Such is the case with I/O in the Cloud (i.e. all Clouds).   Efficiency requires designing for the underlying platform with specific considerations for storage account quotas, network constraints, and partitioning strategies across available resources.   Regarding storage,…

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