Beta 1 of Windows HPC Server 2008 available

Today we announced the public availability of Windows HPC Server 2008 aka. CCS V2. While Windows HPC Server 2008 obviously addresses the HPC market, the Microsoft efforts in high performance computing go way beyond pure HPC. The second half of the official press announcement hints what’s coming over the next months and years. Parallel extension…


Next HPC training in Redmond is focusing on V2

Windows HPC Server 2008 (aka. "V2") comes with a boatload of new features. More than worth an in-depth training. This post is meant to inform you about a rare opportunity to learn about Windows HPC Server 2008 from a developer and an IT professional perspective. We use early bits for all the labs! Register here….


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…

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…


HPC Webcast for business decision maker in the financial sector

Under the title “Investment Analytics: Take Back Your Weekends” Dr. Mark Horvath, Director, Worldwide Financial Services Industry, Microsoft Corporation, provides technical expertise on strategy and solutions delivery in the securities industry. During the live event some Microsoft partners discuss how they used the Microsoft tools and created software solutions for investment analysis. The webcast is…


Compute Cluster Server 2003 Case Studies

If you ask yourself as a company why Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS) might be good for you, check out existing success stories on the Microsoft case studies website. Go to the website and select “Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003” in the products menu or click this link and go directly to…

Debugging MPI on Windows

This week our team hosts an event for Microsoft partners working on HPC migration projects. Developing requires debugging. The Microsoft toolset, namely Visual Studio, supports remote debugging of MS-MPI based applications. Christian is helping out in the lab and started a 2 part blog post about How to Debug MPI Applications in Visual Studio 2005….


Dual Boot CCS and Linux

Hot off the (virtual) press: “Windows® Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Linux.” Many partners, especially in academia, have asked about and experimented with getting a system to dual boot a Linux distro and Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS). Microsoft has published a whitepaper describing the installation and configuration of a High-Performance Computing (HPC) cluster for…


HPC clusters starting to run Windows, not Linux

“Microsoft Windows is emerging as an acceptable operating system for high-performance computing (HPC) clusters in place of Linux, lowering the bar for entry into that space, according to some analysts and major vendors”.  Read the whole story on TechTarget. More about High Performance Computing on Windows at Always remember: CCE+CCP=CCS.Virtually Yours


HPC Video Interview on Microsoft and OpenSource

Over at the Search and High Performance Computing blog the folks blog about an interview with our very own Ryan Waite, Group Program Manager for High-Performance Computing at Microsoft.  How Software is Built is conducting the interview. GO check it out at the source. It is a must if you are interested in topics like: Why Microsoft…