Microsoft Acquires Interactive Supercomputing's Technologies for Faster, User-Friendly DIY Computing

Paul Lilly

In a blog post on Monday, Kyril Faenov, a general manager at Microsoft, announced that the software maker has acquired the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a company whose bread and butter has been porting the power of parallel computing over to the desktop.

"This move represents our ongoing commitment to parallel computing and high performance computing (HPC) and will bring together complimentary technologies that will help simplify the complexity and difficulty of expressing problems that can be parallelized," Faenov wrote .

Faenov added that Bill Blake, the current CEO of ISC, will make the transition to Microsoft and work at the New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge, MA. Blake and others will put into motion Microsoft's plan of integrating ISC technologies into future versions of Microsoft products, although exactly what products have yet to be announced.

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