Wenming's Big Data and Big Compute Blog

All about running HPC and Big Data workload on the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. I have been and will continue to cover a variety of topics on Hadoop, HPC, Migration from / Interops with Unix, Tips and Tricks for running HPC and Big Data.

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  • Blog Post: Data Science in a Box using IPython: Installing IPython notebook (2/4)

    In the previous blog, we demonstrated how to create a Windows Azure Linux VM in detail . We will continue the installation process for the IPython notebook and related packages. Python 2.7 or 3.3 One of the discussions that happened at the Python in Finance conference is which version of Python you should...
  • Blog Post: Let there be Windows Azure HDInsight

    Windows Azure HDInsight Service, formerly known as Hadoop on Windows Azure, is now available inside the Windows Azure Preview portal. Hadoop-based big data tools are what I call the WMD(P), or Weapons of Mass Data Processing. (You heard it here first!) This is a very exciting development, and I would...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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