Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Videos

If you want to learn about what’s new in HPC Server 2008 R2 or want to see who’s behind the product, go to the HPC Show on Channel9. Wen-ming just posted a larger number of new videos and screencasts. The product is currently in beta and scheduled for RTM sometime in 2010. New videos: Windows…

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Unix to Windows API dictionary

Wen-ming on my team worked with folks from InteropSystems on a porting dictionary to help ease the pain porting source code from Unix to Windows. They took the most frequently used Unix calls and provided a piece of sample code demonstrating the equivalent function on Windows (if it exists). Please go to http://www.interopcommunity.com/dictionary/index.php and check…

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Windows Server? – What Windows Server?

In a comment to one of my previous posts Dmitry asked: “I’d like to find details about different versions of Microsoft Windows like Server 2008, HPC Server 2008 and HPC Server 2008 R2. What is the difference between them? It’s very hard to find a table which would give such comparison. Is R2 just an…

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Superfast and highly scalable Lizard

This little animal helps you answering one of the most important question after installing Windows HPC Server 2008. Is this thing working? To find out if and how well it is working, Microsoft sent you this little critter. Lizard – Lizard helps you to determine the computational performance and efficiency that can be achieved by…

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New Windows HPC Resource Kit Available

My team just updated the Windows HPC Resource Kit on http://resourcekit.windowshpc.net. The HPC kit 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.  You may have received the previous version on a memory stick at an event…

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New HPC content on Channel9

Check out over 30 new videos on Windows HPC Server. https://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/

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Faking Networks

Well, I know you (the impersonal you) can fake a lot of things but how do you fake a network and why would you do that? Giovanni, master of the faking networks and HPC tells you why it is important and even can save you some money. His recent blog post Faking Networks teaches you…

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Microsoft webcast series on Gartner 2009 Predictions

Starting in March Microsoft folks in the UK run a series of webcasts for IT managers covering the top predictions from Gartner for 2009 from a Microsoft perspective. Curious George lists then nicely. Date and Time in GMT Title Event ID Wed 18th March, 4pm Virtualisation 1032404083 Wed 25th March, 4pm Cloud Computing 1032404086 Wed…

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Windows HPC powering Eve Online

Massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) Eve Online powered by Windows HPC Server 2008.   Resources: Eve Online Windows HPC Server 2008 CCP Games on HPC Server case study MMOG net tribune article (German)

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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…

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