Microsoft has embarked on a new journey that will allow the company to virtually democratize supercomputing and streamline access for researchers, engineers and analysts to resources that are critical to solving some of the world’s greatest problems. High-performance computing is key when it comes down to measuring, monitoring and modeling complex environments involving extremely large data sets and infinite variables.
When announcing the Microsoft Technical Computing initiative, Bob Muglia
, president, Server & Tools Business, emphasized the role that technical computing could play in scenarios such as predicting the impact that a volcano eruption in Iceland would have on flight patterns in Europe, but also on the evolution of the financial markets around the world, in order to prevent “crashes” on both. Making accurate, predictive, real-time models a reality was the goal of the Technical Computing initiative, Muglia underlined.