Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Microsoft Azure Beats Rivals In High Performance Cloud Computing

Researchers say that, depending on the computing configuration in question, Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing framework is faster than its rivals.

New independent research indicates that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing framework has a notable edge in high-performance computing (HPC) tasks when compared to rivals such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, IBM SoftLayer and NERSC. ‘We found Microsoft Azure to deliver the best results, and demonstrated that the performance per single computing core on public cloud to be comparable to modern traditional supercomputing systems.’