Windows HPC Kit available Today

Wenming has collected the most valuable Windows HPC Server 2008 technical resources in one place, http://ResourceKit.WindowsHPC.net. It is a great collection of technical documents, presentations and training for developer and IT Professionals. Everything you need to get started and beyond in one convenient place. All content is freely available for online and offline consumption. Should…


New Benefits for HPC Audiences on Innovate On

InnovateOn is a central resource to help you build, test, and market your solution based on Microsoft technologies. Hidden in the “My Benefits” section is a great resource for HPC interested parties. It is an eBook available in English and German. The book has been built in collaboration with Intel. It provides the interested reader…

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Testdrive Windows HPC Server 2008

As part of the IBM Deep Computing initiative you can now test drive Windows HPC Server 2008 without download/install and all of that. IBM® Computing on Demand For only $99 you can test drive a “scalable 14-16 node environment” via the IBM website. Make sure you select Microsoft Windows as target OS environment and “Testdrive…


Windows HPC Server 2008 is available today

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its latest version of the HPC platform Windows HPC Server 2008. This is the second version of the product. It ships with with some significant enhancements over the previous version. Web services integration and a greatly enhanced scheduler are among them. Check out more information on the launch…

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Buy a Cray Supercomputer for USD 25000

No way you think? Think again. Microsoft and Cray have joined forces to create an offer the HPC market cannot resist! The Cray CX1. High productivity computing for the masses. Go to the CX1 website, configure and buy online. That’s what I call democratizing high performance computing. The power of Cray hardware based on the…


Pixar Celebrates 20 Years of RenderMan at SIGGRAPH 2008

From their press announcement today: "RenderMan Pro Server 14.0 introduces significant performance enhancements including accelerated ray-tracing, faster processing of large polygon datasets, optimized hair performance, faster AOV’s, and enhanced threading scalability. New core features that facilitate the development of custom tools include a re-rendering mode for accelerated interactive shading and lighting, a new SDK for…

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Windows HPC Server 2008 Head Start

Later this year Microsoft ships the second version of the Windows HPC Server SKU, Windows HPC Server 2008. This product is a real milestone product for Microsoft and – I certainly hope – for the industry as a whole. Tejas Karmarkar a HPC Solution Specialist at Microsoft: "Microsoft is making wider adoption of HPC possible…

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High Performance Sanity Check

On his Channel 9 show Phil asks a loaded question: "Are You Sane? Who’s sane these days anyway? Ok, don’t digress (again), Volker. Of course his question is not about the sanity of the reader but about a great tool to check the sanity of a Windows HPC cluster called uSane. If you are interested…


Windows HPC and WCF with Windows HPC Server 2008

Quietly over the past weeks the HPC Show on Channel9 has grown its content quite a bit. The product group and the evangelism team is working hard to make the features we ship with Windows HPC Server 2008 transparent for the target audience. The latest addition is a series of 4 screencasts covering the new…


Windows HPC Server 2008 High Availability

Recently Giovanni finished his series of 4 screencasts about setting up Windows HPC Server 2008 for high availability. Since posting the first screencast back end of May the series has over 25,000 downloads/views. Learn from the expert how to cluster Windows HPC Server 2008 for high availability: HPC Server 2008 High Availability – Part 1,…