New HPC Performance Tuning Paper Available

Aleksey Savateyev, one of the Microsoft HPC architects in the platform evangelism team, just released a new white paper on performance tuning for applications on CCS 2003. You can find this and many other valuable resources on the Microsoft HPC community portal. Go to windowshpc.net to find out more or download the paper directly. Abstract:…

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More Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for Free

Thank you all for the email and for registering on the Windows HPC Community Portal. And yes, I have received more copies of CCS 2003 SP1 that I will give away for free. As with the previous set of freebies, please go to http://windowshpc.net and sign up as a member. Once you have signed up,…

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HPC Event in Washington, DC

Microsoft is hosting a one day HPC event in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled for March 19th and is targeting mainly technical decision makers. The event is on invitation only. I just pulled the latest numbers for the event and it turns out that we still have a few more seats left. Sign up…

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Try Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for Free

— Please see update below — You have checked out our community portal for HPC, www.windowshpc.net, and have downloaded a few of the samples, maybe the LINPACK code and now what? Where the heck do I get the bits to try CCS? There are a few option for you. Read ’till the end! You can…

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Resources for HPC development – not only on Windows

Phil put together a collection of resources relevant for HPC development. I hope you find these resources useful in your discovery of high performance computing on Windows. Windows HPC news and content links: Phil’s developer blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/philpenn/                          Giovanni’s IT Pro blog: http://blogs.technet.com/gmarchetti                   Community portal: http://WindowsHPC.net IT Pro Insider video portal: http://edge.technet.com/tags/HPC Developer video portal: https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The_HPC_Show…

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Inexpensive Quad Core and Software

You are looking for very affordable hardware to build a (perhaps virtual) HPC cluster? You are looking for a test version of Windows Compute Cluster Server? Here’s one way to get both. Last week Microsoft ran an internal event for technical professionals at Microsoft. It is the internal TechEd event if you like and the…

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Running LINPACK on Windows Compute Cluster Server

Hot off the press: One of our HPC gurus, Xavier Pillons from Microsoft France, just posted a How-to document, source code and an Excel spreadsheet to the windowshpc.net Windows High Performance Computing Portal. From his blog post: "I’ve just posted an How to guide explaining how to compute HPL input parameters and run linpack on…

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Microsoft China HPC Team blogging

Blogging again I should say. Welcome back HPC China Team to the windowshpc.net community portal! Here’s the link to their blog. "We’ll be posting to this blog every few weeks or so to let you know more about what we are doing with HPC in China and Asia." Alex Sutton—司徒安 Group Manager Windows HPC Shanghai,…

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PGI CDK Cluster Development Kit for Windows CCS

The Portland group just released a CDK for Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS). From sys-con: "Until now, the PGI CDK has been available only for Linux-based clusters based on 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessors from AMD and Intel. The Portland Group extends to these same platforms support for the Microsoft 64-bit Compute Cluster Server operating systems…

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Windows HPC Resources

If you are interested in HPC on the Windows platform or want to get started, here are some useful resources for you: General Microsoft HPC landing page, www.microsoft.com/hpc Technical community portal, www.windowshpc.net Worldwide one day awareness events, www.hpcpal.com Developers MSDN, msdn.microsoft.com Developer evangelist blog, http://blogs.msdn.com/philpenn/ HPC Show on Channel 9, https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The_HPC_Show IT Professionals TechNet, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ccs/default.aspx…

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