New NUMA Support with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

The 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support more than 64 Logical Processors (LP) on a single computer. New processors are now appearing that leverage non-uniform memory access (NUMA) architectures. Within the near future, a system with 4 CPU sockets, 8 processor-cores per socket and with Simultaneious Multi-Threading (SMT) enabled per…

SP2 Customer Preview Program for Vista & Server 2008

Please note the availability of a customer preview program for Service Pack 2…  now in development for both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.   Find detailed information here.

Windows Server 2008 R2 on MSDN Code Gallery

As many of you are already aware, Application Developers attending the Professional Developers Conference were the first to see new Windows Server 2008 R2 features. Attendees of the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference will enjoy keynote announcements of new features and functionality access to a special evaluation release of R2.  Evaluation installation media will become broadly…

Windows HPC Server 2008 Resource Kit Now Available

HPC Server 2008 released in September, 2008.   The new edition of Windows Server is intended for traditional High Performance Computing workloads as well as new solutions perhaps leveraging the innovative service oriented Windows Communications Foundation (WCF) solution model.   The Resource Kit includes tutorials, whitepapers, videos, and solution samples.   The kit is available online at

Win7 PDC Sessions

Note the following listing published via MSDN Channel9 describing several PDC’08 sessions related to the next Windows client (and Server) operating systems…

Windows Server 2008 R2 at PDC’08 and WinHEC’08

As the Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC’08) date approaches, keep an eye on the published sessions for insight into new Win7 Server features and functionality.    Major themes driving new features include "Streamlined Management", "Virtualization and Consolidation", an "Enterprise-Class Application Platform", and a "Work Anywhere Infrastructure".   PDC’08 and WinHEC’08 attendees will enjoy the first public hands-on experience…

MPI.NET 1.0 Is Now Released…!

MPI.NET is a high-performance, easy-to-use implementation of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) for Microsoft’s .NET environment. MPI is the de facto standard for writing parallel programs running on a distributed memory system, such as a compute cluster, and is widely implemented. Most MPI implementations provide support for writing MPI programs in C, C++, and Fortran….

Windows HPC Server 2008 Released!

Windows HPC Server released to production last week.   This marks the second version of Microsoft’s “Beowulf Compute Cluster” product with significant enhancements in performance, integration, and management features.   See the following online resources: Community TechNet Edge : A collection of Windows HPC topical demonstrations for the IT Pro. MSDN Channel9 : A collection of Windows…

Windows HPC Server 2008 Webcasts

Windows HPC Server Development, the MPI Application Model September 11, 2008, at 8:00am PDT and 7:00pm PDT Windows HPC Server 2008 introduces innovative features for traditional High Performance Computing solutions.    Significant improvements have been implemented across the entire HPC stack.  Learn about the new Network Direct RDMA technology and how it enables very fast, high-bandwidth,…

Coming Opportunities to Learn about the Next Windows Server

Windows Professional Developers Conference (PDC), October 27-30, Los Angeles, USA Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC), November 5-7, Los Angeles, USA Tech-Ed Europe (Tech-Ed EMEA), November 3-7 for IT Pros and November 10-14 for Developers, Barcelona, Spain