The content in this technical library is intended for users who want to evaluate the Beta 1 release of Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2.
Download Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta 1
To download the Beta 1 release of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, you must be registered on the Microsoft Connect site for the Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta Program (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169523). After you join the program, you can download Beta 1.
On the HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta Program site, click Downloads on the left pane to go to the Downloads page. On the Downloads page, you can find:
- Microsoft® HPC Pack 2008 R2 Beta 1: The high performance computing component of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2. It includes management tools, a job scheduler, and Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MS-MPI). HPC Pack 2008 R2 Beta 1 must be installed on a computer running Windows Server® 2008 R2 HPC Edition, or any other 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2. HPC Pack 2008 R2 can also be used to install the management tools on a client computer.
- Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition : The evaluation version of the operating system.
- HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK: The software development kit for writing applications that call the HPC scheduler APIs.
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta 1 Documentation