We understand this is a top customer ask and as such it is currently on our backlog to be prioritized. We will update when the status changes.
Perhaps the delay is related to the upcoming PDC's announcements?
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This idea is still in our blacklog. We are working to see if the functionality can be enabled with something similar to our low-priority VMs which are currently in preview.
MSFT is offering free training, and 2 weeks of free compute for Folding@home here: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/
Thanks for the information Joannes! I didn't know that there were plans to create smaller VM's... which would actually pose a challenge to what I came up with.
Well I was pleasantly suprised to see that Microsoft and the NSF are offering US-based Scientists 3 years of free access to Windows Azure. This announcement carries the intent of what I was hoping for, but without the complication of distributed computing.
Lets hope that this becomes a positive synergy, and carries onto year 4 and beyond.
A discussion on this topic at MSDN forums:
Another alternative is: Rosetta@home http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/ChrisLamont shared this idea ·