Cray is bringing its supercomputers to Microsoft Azure

Here's some cloud computing news you probably didn't see coming: Microsoft has partnered with Cray to bring that company's supercomputers and its storage system to the Azure platform.

NEC's SX-9 supercomputer boasts "fastest standing" in HPC challenge benchmark

NEC announced yesterday that its SX-9 supercomputer has achieved the world’s fastest standing in the high performance computing (HPC) field [JP] by getting top scores in 19 of 28 sections in the

Windows HPC Server runs at 68.5 teraflops, can almost run Vista

A Windows HPC Server installation is ranked as the 23rd fastest supercomputer in the world according to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The machine, which has over 9,472 nodes, hi