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Database, HPC, and Cloud Services for Scientists

We are collaborating with university scientists, researchers at Microsoft Research, and developers in Microsoft product teams to expand the tools and services for scientists who need to mine large datasets and store and share data in the cloud.


Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office 2007
You can uncover hidden patterns and relationships in your data and then put them to work in your analysis. To use the add-ins, you must be connected to a SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services database—but you don’t need prior experience with any SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services components. Learn more: Getting Data Mining Results into SQL Tables… 

Example Projects

MPI.NET 1.0 – HPC Project  
This Indiana University project, in collaboration with Microsoft Research, is a high-performance, easy-to-use implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) for the Microsoft .NET environment. MPI.NET provides support for all .NET languages (especially C#) and includes significant extensions (such as automatic serialization of objects) that make it easier to build parallel programs that run on clusters. An MPI.NET runtime component must be installed onto Windows HPC Server 2008.

Tools and Services

Note: Most Microsoft database and developer software packages are free for academics who join Microsoft Faculty Connection.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Solutions

Community and Discussion

Windows Platform Tools

Case Studies

Microsoft SQL Server and Data Mining

Microsoft .NET and Language Tools

Software Toolkits from Microsoft Research


Presentations and Media