Microsoft acquires Waltham firm ISC

Interactive Supercomputing Inc., a maker of high-performance computing systems, has been acquired by Microsoft Corp.

ISC will be integrated into Microsoft's New England Research & Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge. The relocation will include ISC CEO Bill Blake and an undisclosed number of members of the ISC team.

Interactive Supercomputing's site now redirects visitors to a Microsoft page. The acquired company specialized in technology for parallel computing - the ability to separate a computer program into different parts that can be run simultaneously through multiple processors or computers. The approach is commonly used in scientific applications and other programs that work with huge amounts of data.

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