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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Learn the Cloud. Make a Difference.


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Learn the Cloud. Make a Difference.
 


How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure to get a solid understanding of the Windows Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause.

You will deploy an application to Windows Azure that directly contributes to Stanford University's Folding@home effort, a distributed computing project that carries out simulations of protein folding. By simply running a piece of software, you can help scientists learn more about diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease and many cancers through banding together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world.

In addition to contributing directly to this project, Microsoft is donating $10 per participant to Stanford University to help the cause (up to $5,000 maximum).

Here's how you can learn the cloud – and contribute to some important scientific research:

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There's no cost to participate with your MSDN Subscriber benefits or a Windows Azure 90-day free trial. Don't have one? Get your FREE trial here or activate your MSDN Subscription benefits, which include Azure access.

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Download the tools and dig in. Join us for a live platform overview or learn more about the platform via our pre-recorded screencasts. Check out the complete schedule here and register today.

Get Started

For more information or to register for a live webcast,
visit > http://distributedcomputing.cloudapp.net

 


Join Us for a Live Webcast

Date Topic
3/15 Intro to @home
3/22 Understanding Roles
3/29 Diving into Azure
4/5 Troubleshooting
4/12 Async Patterns

Events run from
Noon - 1pm EST

Register today!


Make a Difference

Deploy the @home with Windows Azure app and you'll contribute to Stanford's Folding@home project. It's that easy! By simply running a piece of software, you can help scientists studying the process of protein folding and researching serious diseases.

Planet in hands

 

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