Accelerating Things

Insights gained from developing and using Microsoft's High Performance Computing Server.

September, 2010

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    Loading Excel Add-Ins at Runtime

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    When automating Excel, the Excel.exe process should be started using the '/automation' switch. This is done automatically when creating a new Microsoft.Interop.Excel.Application object, however if you want to keep track of the Excel processes created...
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    Instant Search is Easy

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    Apparently some people thought Google's new "Instant Search" feature, where searches are performed as you type, was pretty slick. Then they wrote their own using the public Bing APIs. You can play with it at binginstant.com . It's always funny when...
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    HPC Launches on Wall Street

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    Several of my HPC colleagues are in NYC this week for the official launch of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, which includes the new HPC Services for Excel among other great new features. Check out the latest and greatest from HPC and Microsoft's new Technical...
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