High Performance Computing in the Real World


Windows HPC Server 2008 was designed specifically for use in compute-intensive environments, which the life science laboratory described in this article certainly is. See how HPC 2008 is used , along with other Microsoft technologies, in this laboratory to provide a solution that enables very quick automated processing of data generated from an imaging system.

If you’re new to high performance computing, you’ll want to take a look at our previous article An Introduction to Windows Compute Cluster Server, which describes how high performance computing uses clusters of smaller, standard systems to distribute the workload as an economical solution for solving complex problems quickly.