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Josh Reuben February 2011 Entries
Azure Grid Computing - Worker Roles as HPC Compute Nodes
Overview · With HPC 2008 R2 SP1 You can add Azure worker roles as compute nodes in a local Windows HPC Server cluster. · The subscription for Windows Azure like any other Azure Service - charged for the time that the role instances are available, as well as for the compute and storage services that are used on the nodes. · Win-Win ? - Azure charges the computer hour cost (according to vm size) amortized over a month – so you save on purchasing compute node hardware. Microsoft wins because you need ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:12 AM

C# Neural Networks with Encog
Neural Networks · I recently read a book Introduction to Neural Networks for C# , by Jeff Heaton. Not the 1st ANN book I've perused, but a nice revision. · Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are a mechanism of machine learning – see , · Problems Not Suited ......

Posted On Friday, February 4, 2011 2:34 PM

Azure Futures - Distributed Computing and Number Crunching
"the biggest Azure customers today are the ones using HPC on-premises at the current time" - Orleans Framework for cloud computing - HPC on Azure - ......

Posted On Thursday, February 3, 2011 7:41 AM

Excel Solver vs Solver Foundation
I recently read a book - the Excel Scientific and Engineering Cookbook. The 2 main tools that this book leveraged were the Data Analysis Pack and Excel Solver. I had previously been aquanted with Microsoft Solver Foundation - this is a full fledged API for solving optimization problems, and went beyond being a mere Excel plugin - it exposed a C# programmatic ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11:00 PM

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