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US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

 |  August 15, 2017

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Cycle Computing to support customers using High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cycle Computing’s CycleCloud software suite is a cloud orchestration, provisioning, and data management for big compute and large technical computing applications. Its software is used by customers in life sciences, manufacturing, financial services, engineering and research.

“Now, we see amazing opportunities in joining forces with Microsoft. Its global cloud footprint and unique hybrid offering is built with enterprises in mind, and its Big Compute/HPC team has already delivered pivotal technologies such as InfiniBand and next generation GPUs [Graphics Processing Units],” Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe said. “The Cycle team can’t wait to combine CycleCloud’s technology for managing Linux and Windows compute & data workloads, with Microsoft Azure’s Big Compute infrastructure roadmap and global market reach.”

In a blog post, Jason Zander, corporate vice president for Azure, said: “Azure has a massive global footprint and, more than any other major cloud provider. It also has powerful infrastructure, InfiniBand support for fast networking and state-of-the-art GPU capabilities.

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