How many transactions can you see in the following picture?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lately, I mentioned I would  write about Windows HPC Server R2 SP1 and its integration with Windows Azure. Before we get to the basics of how to use the two together, take a look at the following image and answer the following questions (click image to enlarge): I’ve started one large Azure instance under my HPC cluster and ran it for 3 hours. Why do I see 12 computing hours (line 1)? Why are there an additional 6 computing hours (line 2) showing in my bill? ...

Published article: Windows HPC with Burst to Windows Azure: Application Models and Data Considerations

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I’ve written before about the white paper Yaniv and I have been writing for MSDN. I’m pleased to announce that the white paper has been published and can be downloaded from the Microsoft download website. I will continue posting on the subject of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Windows Azure, as we continue to write demos for this environment, and (spoiler…) upgrading our white paper for the coming release of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2. So if you’re interested in the integration of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Windows Azure (also referred to...

Posting about Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In the past couple of weeks, Yaniv and I have been working on a white paper for Microsoft regarding the integration of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Windows Azure. If you’re not familiar with HPC (High Performance Computing), and with the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, I suggest you start by looking at the Windows HPC Server 2008 website, and keep following Yaniv’s blog and mine, as we’ll write more about this subject in the coming weeks. For the entire explanation on how Windows HPC Server integrates with Windows Azure, I suggest you read the...