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AWS Launches Massive X1 Instances Targeting High Memory Workloads

by Richard Seroter on  May 30, 2016

AWS recently added a new instance type with nearly 2 terabytes of memory and 128 virtual CPUs. This is the largest virtual server available today in the public cloud, and is a target for memory-intensive workloads such as SAP HANA.

Windows Azure Storage New Pricing Structure Revealed

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 11, 2012

Microsoft recently revealed new pricing structure for Windows Azure Storage along with several improvements.

Refactoring and Profiling Python with Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 27, 2011

Microsoft’s Developer Division has released a release candidate of Python Tools for Visual Studio. In addition to supporting refactoring in CPython and IronPython, this release offers support for MPI (Message Passing Interface) and Microsoft HPC (High Performance Computing). Visual Studio Ultimate owners also get a profiler for CPython.

GPU.NET 2.0 Brings HPC to Linux and Mac

by Abel Avram on  Jul 23, 2011

GPU.NET 2.0 supports Mono, enabling building and deploying computational intensive applications for Linux and Mac OS X along the already supported Windows.

Hadoop Redesign for Upgrades and Other Programming Paradigms

by Ron Bodkin on  Feb 18, 2011

Yahoo recently announced and presented a redesign of the core map-reduce architecture for Hadoop to allow for easier upgrades, larger clusters, fast recovery, and to support programming paradigms in addition to Map-Reduce. The new design is quite similar to the open source Mesos cluster management project - both Yahoo and Mesos commented on the differences and opportunities.

Targeting the GPU with GPU.NET

by Abel Avram on  Dec 03, 2010

GPU.NET is a managed solution integrated with Visual Studio 2010 for .NET developers and aimed at creating calculation intensive applications for GPU.

Microsoft Has Released Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite

by Abel Avram on  Sep 21, 2010

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite is the latest HPC solution from Microsoft in the technical computing initiative called Modeling the World. Some of the new features include: workstations clusters, accessing the cloud, using SOA, services for Excel, and GPU support.

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