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.

A special thanks to those who participated during the first half of 2012, as Microsoft matched your efforts with a $3880 monetary donation to Stanford's program.

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7,619 VMs have contributed 206,850 Work Units! 12 VMs are cracking on it right now. Here's what some of them are doing:

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Date Topic
3/15/2012 @home with Azure Overview
3/22/2012 Windows Azure Roles
3/29/2012 Azure Storage Options
4/05/2012 Debugging in the Cloud
4/12/2012 Async Cloud Patterns