Windows High Performance Computing - Bursting into Windows Azure

Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables administrators to increase the power of the on-premises cluster by adding computational resources in Windows Azure. With the Windows Azure “burst” scenario, various types of HPC applications can be deployed to Windows Azure nodes and run on these nodes in the same way they run in on-premises nodes.


Microsoft just published a new technology paper providing a technical overview of developing and managing HPC applications that are supported for the Windows Azure burst scenario. The document covers aspects like application models, data location strategies and considerations, deployment scenarios, and on-premise/off-premise integration.

Download the Windows HPC with Burst to Windows Azure technology brief.

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