What’s Next in Tech? NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure

As the Microsoft Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups close out their week at the Supercomputing 2010 event in New Orleans, the Next in Tech takes a look at how NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure is helping take cloud advancements out of Microsoft’s labs and into the labs of the scientific community. Read more on the… Read more

Microsoft takes technical computing to the clouds at Supercomputing 2010!

Today Microsoft’s Technical Computing and eXtreme Computing groups kick off the company’s presence at Supercomputing 2010 in New Orleans. Technical computing, or supercomputing, harnesses massive computing power and enormous data for advanced modeling and simulation, which can be a valuable asset for researchers who are looking  to solve for big problems in diseases, climate change… Read more

Bringing Technical Computing to the Cloud

Since last week’s launch of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, Microsoft’s technical computing group continues to deliver against its initiative to empower a broad group of people to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges by bringing technical computing to the cloud. Yesterday, Microsoft and Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) announced a joint program… Read more

Microsoft Breaks Into Top 10 of World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Today at the Supercomputing 2008 conference, Microsoft Corp. debuted in the top 10 of the world’s most powerful supercomputers with Shanghai Supercomputer Center and Dawning Information Industry Co. Ltd., which ranked at No. 10 with 180.6 teraflops, the parallel computing speed, and 77.5 percent .efficiency. A truly incredible achievement considering that 12 months ago in… Read more

Microsoft Takes its Newest High Performance Computing Platform to Wall Street

  Today, at the 2008 “High Performance on Wall Street” event in New York City, Microsoft announced it has released to manufacturing its newest server — Windows HPC Server 2008. Today’s event kicks off a series of global launch activities in the coming weeks to support the new product.   Windows HPC Server 2008 gives… Read more

Microsoft and Cray team up to drive High Productivity Computing into the Mainstream

Cray CX1 Supercomputer with Windows HPC Server 2008 and Intel Xeon Processors Starts At $25,000 and Provides “Ease-of-Everything” For New Users of HPC Today Cray Inc. and Microsoft are teaming for the first time to announce a compact supercomputer, the Cray CX1 pre-installed with Windows HPC Server 2008. With U.S. list prices starting at $25,000… Read more

Windows HPC Server Debuts in Top 25 at ISC

Today at International Supercomputing in Dresden, Germany Microsoft debuted in the top 25 of the world’s top 500 largest supercomputers with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), which ranked at No. 23 with 68.5 teraflops.   The company also announced that the release candidate version of Windows HPC Server 2008 will be available for… Read more