Frederic Lardinois on a blast from the past to the present:
Microsoft has partnered with Cray to bring that company’s supercomputers and its storage system to the Azure platform.
When you think of Cray, chances are you are thinking about the company’s (somewhat overdesigned) machines from the ’70s and ’80s (most likely the circular ones with the benches around them).
They’re still around. Apple bought a Cray computer back in the day. But Microsoft?
Microsoft and Cray are planning to offer dedicated Cray systems in Microsoft’s data centers so that Cray’s users can easily access the rest of the Azure cloud services.