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Microsoft Buys Cycle Computing, Aims to Rejig HPC Experience

Cycle Computing will help customers accelerate their movement to the cloud; will also provide the most performant and compliant infrastructure

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Microsoft has acquired Cycle Computing, to help make it easier than ever for customers to use High-Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud.

The cloud computing giant, in its official release claims that Cycle Computing will help customers accelerate their movement to the cloud, and make it easy to take advantage of the most performant and compliant infrastructure available in the public cloud today.

The company has already seen significant growth on Azure in the areas of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and deep learning. As customers continue to look for faster, more efficient ways to run their workloads, Cycle Computing’s depth and expertise around massively scalable applications make them a great fit to join Microsoft.

Their technology will further enhance the Linux HPC workloads and make it easier to extend on-premise workloads to the cloud.

Microsoft already has a powerful infrastructure – InfiniBand support for fast networking and state-of-the-art GPU capabilities.

The acquisition is sought to open quantum opportunities – combining the most specialized Big Compute infrastructure available in the public cloud with Cycle Computing’s technology and years of experience with the world’s largest supercomputers.

The cloud is quickly changing the world of Big Compute, and it also gives to the customers the on-demand power and infrastructure necessary to run massive workloads at scale without the overhead.

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