back to article Love cloudy HPC? Microsoft does, slurps Cycle Computing

Cycle Computing, a twelve-year-old company which has carved out a niche spinning up big-iron-like CPU collections on public clouds, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Microsoft. The company first came to our attention in 2011, showing off software that let it spin up 10,000 cores on Amazon's EC2 service, claiming a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    At last...

    ...a way to power Windows 11!

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Well MS bought Skype for 8.5 billion

    This will actually be of use, so I'm guessing MS paid way more.

    1. TheVogon Silver badge

      Re: Well MS bought Skype for 8.5 billion

      Microsoft finally overtook AWS in cloud revenue last quarter so I am sure they can afford it...

      1. HPCMgr

        Re: Well MS bought Skype for 8.5 billion

        Only if you count a pile of MS software revenue like Office 365 as "cloud".

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