Windows Azure Resources

Welcome to the ParaTools encyclopedia of resources, how-to’s, and training materials on migrating parallel high performance computing (HPC) applications from Linux to Windows Azure. The entire application workflow including cross-compilation, job scheduling, data transfer, and visualization is covered here. Many of these materials are also applicable to traditional clusters (i.e. not in the cloud). Pre-compiled binaries are available on each page.

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You will need the following materials to work with Linux and Windows Azure:

  1. A Windows Azure subscription

  2. An HPC Linux virtual machine or installation

  3. A Windows virtual machine or installation

  4. Optional: Microsoft Visual Studio Professional.

  5. (Our materials do not use or require Visual Studio, but some of the sites we link to do.)

Using Windows Azure

Application Tutorials

Case Studies