We find many of our Windows HPC Server 2008 deployments are going into environments where there are existing Linux (and Linux HPC) solutions. It is possible to configure these two environments to achieve integrated authentication, file sharing and job submission.
The following technical documents provide step by step instructions on how to do a typical installation of Windows HPC and a Linux HPC distribution so as to achieve a single sign on environment, file sharing and to submit jobs from a Linux environment running Sun Grid Engine into the Windows HPC 2008 job scheduler using the HPC Basic Profile web service specification.
Installation of Fedora Samba for Windows AD Compatibility
Installation Instructions for Cluster Corp Rocks+ on the HP Proliant DL145 G2 Based Cluster
Installation of Fedora 8 Linux to Access a Windows HPC Server 2008 Cluster
Installation Instructions for a Windows HPC Server 2008 Based Cluster on HP Proliant DL145 G2 Hardware
The Windows HPC Server 2008 Cluster in a Linux Environment