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Power of the Cloud for Research
Microsoft BizSpark , Techila Technologies have published a selection of new video explaining how cloud computing might be able to boost researchers success and innovation. As changes and enhancements in cloud computing progress at such a rapid rate its important as researchers and academics you...
23 Apr 2012
Windows Azure and HPC + Partners
Techila Technologies together with Microsoft have just published a new video explaining how cloud computing might be able to boost institutions success and innovation. I wanted to share you this information as you might be interested of hearing what Techila does today and what "cloud" in big...
18 Apr 2012
System Center 2012 - Importance of Private Clouds within the Education
Last week I had a number of interesting discussions with Universities in relation to the importance of Private Clouds within the Education and the opportunity which public and private cloud offers institutions IT Services and academics. The opportunities presented are specifically in relation to...
31 Jan 2012
22nd Machine Evaluation Workshop HPC, Windows Azure and Techila moving your workload to the cloud
I had the pleasure of attending the 22nd Machine Evaluation Workshop in Liverpool. Please find below a copy of the Microsoft presentation MEW22 22nd Machine Evaluation Workshop Microsoft Additionally please find some technical materials about how the Techila solution. Techila is a middleware...
30 Nov 2011
2011 Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop HPC, Windows Azure and Techila moving your workload to the cloud
The forthcoming 2011 Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop will be held on 29 and 30 November 2011 at a new venue - the Adelphi Hotel Liverpool . This Workshop is now established as a leading national event dedicated to distributed high performance scientific computing. The principle objective is to...
28 Nov 2011
MATLAB and R on Windows Azure via Techila
Techila is a middleware solution for High Performance Computing that enables existing applications to utilize more computing capacity. I believe that the key problem in business and operational computing is the lack of application performance. There are enormous amounts of computing capacity available...
20 Nov 2011
Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure
Project Daytona: Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure This new platform expands the toolset for scientists in need of large-scale data computation capabilities, making it easier for scientists to use the cloud and access their data. Learn more: · Microsoft Research Debuts ‘Daytona’ Azure Analytics Tools...
12 Oct 2011
Windows HPC with Burst to Windows Azure Training Course
This Resource Kit contains samples that demonstrate HPC application types and concepts shown in the article "Windows HPC with Burst to Windows Azure Application Models and Data Considerations". This new version of the resource kit includes samples that demonstrate the new features of the HPC...
30 Sep 2011
Windows HPC with burst to Windows Azure - Code Samples now available
Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables administrators to increase the power of the on-premises cluster by adding computational resources in Windows Azure. With the Windows Azure “burst” scenario, various types of HPC applications can be deployed to Windows Azure nodes and run on these nodes in the same...
9 Sep 2011
July Update from Microsoft Research & Faculty Connection
Functional Contact Lens Monitors Blood Sugar Without Needles – Video Researchers from the University of Washington and Microsoft Research Connections are working together to develop a non-invasive, technological solution to improve both the health and overall quality of life for diabetics: a contact...
29 Jul 2011
Introduction to the Windows Azure Marketplace
Marketplace The Windows Azure Marketplace is a global online market for customers and partners to share, buy, and sell finished SaaS applications and premium datasets. The marketplace offer a interesting resource for academic worldwide. The marketplace simply provides you access to Windows Azure based...
26 Jul 2011
Introducing Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2 white paper
As your all aware from one of my recent posts HPC customers now have access to additional resources, which have been made available with the release of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 . I am pleased to announce the availability of a new white paper entitled Introducing Windows HPC Server 2008...
8 Jul 2011
HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2 Update
HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2 is available for download HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2 is now available for download. This service pack updates the HPC Pack 2008 R2 products listed in the 'System Requirements' section. It provides improved reliability as well as an enhanced feature set including: Enhanced Windows...
1 Jul 2011
High Performance Computing Training Resources for academia
For those interested in High Performance Computing using Windows HPC Server 2008R2 and Windows Azure please see the following training materials available at download.microsoft.com . A number of academic worldwide including participants from TCCAP, collaborators from MSR Cloud futures conference...
15 Jun 2011
University of Southampton High Performance Computing (HPC) Case Study
Have you thought about a HPC resource built on Windows Technology? For the past 30 years, the University of Southampton has been a leader in high performance computing (HPC). As computational research expanded beyond the fields that traditionally use it, demand grew for a user-friendly HPC interface...
3 Jun 2011
On premise HPC Cluster with the power of the cloud
Did you know that the minimum requirement for Windows Azure Burst configuration is one on-premise (local) machine with Windows HPC Server installed. This extremely low barrier to entry allows anyone to create a mini-super computer on Azure with powerful HPC scheduling mechanism. So if you have...
11 May 2011
Microsoft Research the power of Parallel Programming, Dyrad and Windows Azure
Microsoft Research are doing some interesting things with parallel programming and service called Dyrad: A general purpose distributed execution platform. What were excited about in the academic arena is the use of Windows Azure and Dryad as the combination of both these resources offer the novice parallel...
28 Apr 2011
Windows Azure Round-up and Cloud Scenarios
Below is a collection of a number of white papers on cloud-related to the Windows Azure Services: A Developer’s Guide to Service Bus for the Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Alinean TCO Case Study – Whitepaper An Introduction to Windows Azure Platform AppFabric for Developers...
17 Apr 2011
Windows HPC and Azure in Academia
I have some information here that might be helpful for you or your development staff in regard to getting up to speed on HPC and Azure. I also have some information at the bottom of this email regarding how you can get access to Azure accounts. There are of course a multitude of links you can find all...
13 Apr 2011
Python Tools for Visual Studio 2010
An integrated environment for developing Python in VS2010 Python Tools for Visual Studio is a free & open source plug-in for Visual Studio 2010 from Microsoft's Technical Computing Group . PTVS enables developers to use all the major productivity features of Visual Studio to build Python code...
5 Apr 2011
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