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Microsoft turns Windows Azure into cloud-based supercomputer

Windows HPC Server customers will soon be able to run high-performance computing workloads on Windows Azure, Microsoft is announcing at this week’s SC10 supercomputing conference in New Orleans.

The first service pack for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, due before the end of this year, will let customers connect their on-premises high performance computing systems to Windows Azure, giving them “on-demand scale and capacity for high performance computing applications,” Microsoft said…

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