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Cloud Science - Wayne Houlden in  ACER Teacher Article May, 2011

Cloud Cast # 3 - The Cloud Value Chain

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Q: What are my options for hosting applications in Azure that have a high degree of parallelism required?

A. Here are a few pointers:

1) use traditional languages (.net runtime) and/or write or use a well known design pattern (e.g. mediation pattern)

2) write in F# (including parallel extensions) e.g. Parsing Log Files with F#, MapReduce and Windows Azure

3) High Performance Computing - Which allows jobs and tasks to be aligned to available infrastructure compute nodes, on premise or off. Latest version includes MPI support.

Real World Windows Azure HPC App Architecture & Patterns

4?) possibly in the future we might see Dryad on Windows Azure - Dryad: Program thousands of machines without knowing anything about parallel programming