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Microsoft to Offer Cloud HPC

Jon Brodkin over at Network World writes that Microsoft has bolted Windows HPC Server onto its cloud network, enabling customers to run HPC workloads like BLAST on Windows Azure.

Microsoft is also providing an Azure resource for scientists that will not require an installation of Windows HPC Server. The service makes the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s BLAST technology, which lets scientists search the human genome, available on Azure. At SC10, Microsoft said it will demonstrate the NCBI BLAST application on Windows Azure performing 100 billion comparisons of protein sequences.

Microsoft is showcasing its HPC software at SC10 booth number 2939.

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