Windows HPC Server 2008 JumpStart for ITPro and Developer

Consider registering for a 1 day Windows HPC Server 2008 immersion event.   Designed to introduce new features and tools, attendees will obtain a JumpStart in their preparation for deployment and development of Windows HPC solutions.   World-wide dates and venues.  Check-back for events in your locale.    http://www.hpcpal.com


This site is going live on November 15.

Hello to everybody in the WindowsHPC community!   We have finalized the first phase of development for this site and are going live on November 15 at 10:00 AM PST.   Thank you for your continued support and interest in WindowsHPC.     Michael Cole


Chronicles of a Cluster Troubleshooter

Applications Performance Improved with Snoop Filter Off on Intel 5000x Chipset Chronicles of a Cluster Troubleshooter Volume One #1 Date: October 5, 2007 Issue: Performance of application, Eclipse, on Windows Compute Cluster Server V1 is below that of the same application run on the same hardware on Linux. Hardware Platform: HP Proliant DL140 cluster with…


Applications Performance Improved with Snoop Filter Off on Intel 5000x Chipset

Chronicles of a Cluster Troubleshooter Volume One #1 Date: October 5, 2007 Issue: Performance of application, Eclipse, on Windows Compute Cluster Server V1 is below that of the same application run on the same hardware on Linux. Hardware Platform: HP Proliant DL140 cluster with Voltaire InfiniBand interconnect. Software Platform: Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition…


Note to the following Deployment posts

The following posts are exact copies of entries in the same titled blog on the previous Windowshpc portal site. I added the author’s name in the beginning of each entry and edited the posting dates to reflect the original date of the entry.Michael ColeProject Manager/Site Administrator


Cleaning up CCS perf counter entries

Just a quick note.  When you uninstall CCP V1, the performance counter categories “Compute Cluster” and “Compute Nodes” aren’t removed.  (This is a bug which will be resolved in V2.)   This means that if for some reason these entries get corrupted, they can be hard to clean up.  I encountered this because of an unrelated…


University of Southampton provides Windows access to the UK National Grid Service

posted Thursday, September 20, 2007 4:11 PM by DennisCr |   The University of Southampton is the latest university to join the UK National Grid Service with affiliate status.  The Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing at the University will be providing access to the Microsoft Compute Cluster Service through a Globus gateway, the first…


9,200 Core Windows CCS Cluster

posted Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:39 AM by saptak | 0 Comments   Actually, the cluster is a dual boot Linux/CCS cluster, which makes it even more interesting than the headline. The machine is reported to have 1,151 Dell servers with dual-socket Barcelonas for a total of over 9,200 cores and will be housed at…


Check out Ryan Waite’s interview on the "How Software Is Built" blog.

http://howsoftwareisbuilt.com/2007/07/22/interview-with-ryan-waite/ In this interview, Ryan Waite, Group Program Manager for High-Performance Computing at Microsoft talks about: o    Microsoft’s entry into the High Performance Computing area. o    Microsoft’s support of the open source Message Passing Interface (MPI). o    MPI has become bloated, and there’s no usability data (like there is with Microsoft Office) to indicate what…


Using "clusrun" to deploy PowerShell, VC runtimes, or other goodies to your compute nodes

Normally, deploying applications to a large number of Windows machines requires substantial planning and infrastructure.  Microsoft ships enterprise-quality solutions for handling software deployments, such as Systems Management Server (SMS).  It is also possible to deploy software packages using Active Directory Group Policy.   Critical security updates can be handled using Windows Service Update Services (WSUS).  As your…