Windows HPC Server 2008R2 Beta1 Channel 9 Videos

At SC09 Microsoft Introduced Windows HPC Server 2008R2 Beta1.  Channel 9 videos for Beta1 features videos are now live on the Channel 9 HPC Show.  It covers Excel [Chris Crall], Scheduler features[Chris Crall], SOA[Ming Xu and Yiding], Performance[Eric Lantz], Diskless Nodes[Greg Teather], Diagnostics[Rae Wang], Monitoring Large Scale Systems[Cathy Palmer] and MPI Debugger[Daniel Moth].  I also…

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Unix to Windows API dictionary project

As an HPC cross platform developer, I have spent a good part of my 20s working on scientific codes under different operating systems.  Windows, Mac, LINUX, HPUX, AIX, IRIX, Solaris.  Building /compiling code is a full time job, not to mention porting and making changes due to the API differences.  This is what I call…

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Super computing 2009 next week

Quite a few folks from the Microsoft HPC team will be heading down to Portland next week to attend the 2009 super computing conference.  I will be distributing a new version of the memory stick containing  reference materials.  (download in one zip) Feel free to find me and get a copy at the Microsoft Booth….

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China’s new fastest supercomputer

China has apparently become the third country to build a petaflop supercomputer. Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday that the country has unveiled “Tianhe,” a 1.206 peak petaflop machine powered by a combination of 6,144 Intel CPUs and 5,120 AMD GPUs, and it runs linpack at 563.1 teraflops. Amazingly, the price tag was a mere…

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Microsoft buys Interactive Supercomputing (Star-P maker)

Kyril Faenov, the General Manager, HPC and Parallel Computing Technologies, announced last week that Microsoft purchased Interactive supercomputing.  [link]  This is pretty exciting news for the Microsoft HPC group, as Star-P functionalities will be integrated into future Windows HPC products making HPC mainstream for the Windows platform. 

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Installing SUA— a Walk through

  I have explained what SUA is and how it differs from Cygwin in previous blogs.  Basically, SUA stands for Sub system for Unix Applications, and it is an alternative to Cygwin if you have windows server or Windows Client (7, vista) Ultimate installed.  Remember, SUA sits on the kernel as a peer to the…

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5 minute tutorial on the amazingly easy to use MPI Cluster Debugger

The MPI Cluster Debugger (with C/C++ project templates) is now available via the Microsoft Download Center. Search for ‘hpc debugger’ or go directly to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d3993532-bdf8-4024-b164-db2ee8a851f5 This package integrates the ‘F5’ experience of launching the Visual Studio 2008 MPI Cluster Debugger and your Windows HPC Server 2008 environment, for a better and more integrated debugging experience….

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Examples of linking in MSMPI library.

MSMPI is Microsoft’s implementation of MPI (Message passing interface) library.  I’ve explained it a few times before.  MSMPI Explained, MSMPI SDK patch. Many people have asked me for examples that they can understand and relate to how MPI is used on Unix.  Here’s the information you’ve been looking for! Compilers supported:  MingW’s GCC, microsoft CL,…

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LIZARD released into the HPC wild

    One of my previous blog explains what linpack is:   LAPACK, LINPACK, ATLAS, DGEMM, ACML, MKL, CUDA Easy Download Instructions 1. Go to MS download center site:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads 2. Search for "Lizard" Or the direct link is:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3313856b-02bc-4bdd-b8b6-541f5309f2ce

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Windows HPC resource Kit version 2 available

resourcekit.windowshpc.net    Finally version 2 is updated and online.   Changes include: New Parallel computing content section in developers. Updated many older documents, presentations. New hpc webcasts from partners. New marketing white papers.     We will be distributing limited quantities at techED.  If you would like to get one of these, please find us at…

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