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    Microsoft Research has an interesting project called Dryad which is investigating programming models for distributed data-parallel problems. If you've heard some of the hype around map/reduce programming or the Hadoop framework, you might be familiar with these type of problems. If you have gigabytes...
  • Blog Post: 'Dryad' becomes 'LINQ to HPC' !

    A few weeks ago we announced the beta release of Dryad , a capability for big data running on Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2-based clusters with Service Pack 2. There's now a white paper by David Chappell that explains the newly-named LINQ to HPC in some detail: Introducing...
  • Blog Post: Dryad Beta Program Update

    We’re happy to announce that as part of the beta for Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2 we’re shipping a beta of the project code-named “Dryad.” Dryad is Microsoft’s solution for “Big Data”. What’s Big Data? Today’s environment is full of ever growing...
  • Blog Post: Dryad Beta Program Starting

    The HPC team is starting up a new beta program right now, read on for a description and sign-up instructions. Dryad , DSC , and DryadLINQ are a set of technologies that support data-intensive computing applications that run on a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 cluster. These technologies...