At Faculty Summit 2009 conference, Microsoft announced the availability of Dryad and the DryadLINQ programming tools. (The Dryad code is in binary form and DryadLINQ in source form). DryadLinq makes the Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) extensions to the C# programming language available to .Net developers writing Dryad apps. Microsoft execs acknowleged that Dryad isn’t available on top of Azure (Microsoft’s cloud-computing platform), but that the plan is to make it available there. Officials didn’t offer Factulty Summit attendees a timetable for the Azure move, however. Check the March 2009 Dryad presentation (.pptx) by Mihai Budiu; the Azure pieces’re grayed out, but it’s possible to see how Microsoft envisions Dryad working with Azure).
Download: Dryad and DryadLINQ