Virtualization update

With the keynote at IT Forum still going on, the press announcements accompanying the announcements made earlier in the keynote are out: Quote Sheet: Industry Partners Support Microsoft Hyper-V Server New Microsoft System Center Offerings Extend Management From Desktop to Datacenter Microsoft Outlines Pricing, Packaging and Licensing for Windows Server 2008, Including the New Microsoft…

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One of the largest Virtualization conferences

One of the largest Virtualization conferences of the industry seems to happen this week in Barcelona, Spain. Microsoft Teched IT Forum. Obviously not a pure virtualization conference but the Microsoft technical event for IT professionals. But if you look at the number of sessions and the many different aspects of virtualization that are covered, IT…

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Supercomputing Expert Daniel Reed Joins Microsoft Research

After Burton Smith back in 2005 we have another Supercomputing guru joining Microsoft, Daniel Reed. Reed joins Microsoft Research as director of scalable and multicore computing. He has a long background in parallel computing. Reed was as director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for many years…

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New community forums for HPC

We are just a few days away from the launch of our new community portal for HPC. Soon we will turn on the new and improved portal at windowshpc.net. We sincerely hope to meet all current visitors and attract even more new users and contributors to the new and improved high performance computing community portal….

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Hypercall API published under OSP

Today Microsoft announced that it will extend the Open Specification Promise (OSP) to the hypercall API within Windows Server virtualization, and the final version will be available at the RTM milestone of Windows Server virtualization. Today Microsoft posted an updated draft of the hypercall API to Microsoft’s website http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/virtualization/default.mspx so that partners can continue to…

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Personal Supercomputing soon to become Tiny Supercomputing

Microsoft, some time ago, joined the Personal Supercomputing era by introducing Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) back in 2006. You are able to run supercomputer like tasks on standard Windows hardware. This hardware is soon becoming a bit smaller. According to BBC News, “Hand-held supercomputers” are on it way. “Engineers at the University of Edinburgh…

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Looking for a new home

I do, but certainly let this (great) opportunity pass: http://www.johnlscott.com/propertydetail.aspx?GroupID=53123523&ListingID=30992518 Virtually Yours

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Yankee Group Virtualization Webinar

Sounds like a cool event with lots of information for enterprises. Webinar Time10:00 – 11:00 EDTLed Byby Laura DiDioTopic Description The Yankee Group 2006 Global Server Virtualization Survey revealed that 3 out of 4 businesses or 76% of companies, currently deploy virtualization technology and by 2010, Yankee Group projects that figure will be as high…

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OVF – Another Acronym to remember

At least in the virtualization world. Today almost all virtualization providers use their proprietary format to store virtual machine data on hard disks. OVF or Open Virtual Machine Format is an attempt for major players in the virtualization space to work on a common joint format for storing the information of virtual machines onto physical…

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