Upcoming Webcasts – January, 2008

Live Webcast: Windows HPC Server 2008 Scheduler — New and Improved Features January 15, 2008, Two Session (AM or PM) Look– no slides, just kick the tires!Want to find out what’s new in Windows HPC Server 2008 and what exactly is “High Productivity Computing”?Join us for an exciting look into Windows HPC Server 2008. We’ll…

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White Papers and News – December 15, 2007

White Papers HPC++ Tab Windows HPC Server 2008 Technical OverviewLearn more about Windows HPC Server 2008, which provides a comprehensive platform built on Windows Server 2008. Windows HPC Server 2008 unites the power of commodity x64-based computers, the security of Active Directory, and the Windows Server 2008 operating system to provide an affordable, easy-to-use, and…

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New Network Direct RDMA Interface Available with Windows Server 2008

Windows HPC Server 2008 introduces a new low-latency RDMA network API known as “Network Direct”.   This RDMA interface in addition to and distinct from the existing “Winsock Direct” interface.   The Network Direct interface introduces several advantages over Winsock Direct including no dependency on the Winsock stack and much lower latency metrics.  MS MPI is being…

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HPC Application Deployment Scenarios and Redistributable Dependencies

I was recently asked about dependency considerations relative to applications that leverage the HPC Server 2008 Scheduler API; i.e. “What binaries must be installed on client workstations in order to run a Scheduler-aware application?”…   This scenario is common with HPC solutions which offer a custom “front-end” application to the end-user and interact programmatically with the…

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Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta1 Observations

HPC Pack Beta1 was recently announced at the Super-Computing convention in Reno (i.e. “SC’07”).  Executing on release milestones with hard dates, as with the convention date, is always a project management night-mare.   The task illustrates the classic struggle between time, resources, and features.   Generally, features are sacrificed and resources are increased (i.e. the product team…

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