Python and Azure VMs

I have been experimenting lately with the Azure SDK for Python, in particular with the service management API. I found some points in the documentation that were unclear to me, so I am posting what I discovered in the process. If you want to create a virtual machine, you need to: Create a cloud service…

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Using CloudBlitz to Submit Jobs

In the second post about Cloudblitz (http://cloudblitz.codeplex.com) we’ll examine how to use it to submit jobs to a deployed Azure cluster. Keep in mind that in Microsoft’s HPC scheduler implementation, jobs are just containers. They contain one or more tasks to be executed and have properties associated to them (e.g. credentials, priority). Such a container can…

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Cloudblitz: A Tool to Deploy HPC Clusters in Azure

I’m happy to announce the availability of Cloudblitz, a tool (framework) to deploy HPC clusters in Azure programmatically via Powershell, then submit jobs to them via Powershell as well. You can find it at http://cloudblitz.codeplex.com The tool builds on the HPC scheduler for Azure and the Powershell commandlets for Azure to solve a common problem, i.e. provide…

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