How Many Cores for the Job?

That is quite a common question. Experienced systems engineers have accumulated knowledge over the years that they distill into a few rules of thumb, e.g.: Given a certain hardware configuration, for software package A with an input size of X, on average you'll need Y cores. On Azure, the hardware configuration is known and you…

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Generic Resource Scheduler for Azure

GeReS (Generic Resource Scheduler) for Windows Azure is now available as a beta release on Codeplex. It is a simple batch job manager written in C# (or Python for the older version). Geres provides: Command line utilities (e.g. qsub, qlist, jobcancel, joblist) to queue tasks for computation, check on their status, cancel them. 3 task…

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