7 Minute Job Scheduling Thrill-Ride

Shahrokh was nice enough to film and post a video of me walking through the HPC Job Scheduler and some of its new features at SuperComputing 2008.  You can check out the video up on YouTube. In the video I cover many of the different scheduler interfaces and policies, so it’s a great primer for…

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MSMPI tracing and Parallel Dijkstra

MSMPI Tracing Windows HPC Server 2008 (formerly known as Computer Cluster Server v2) includes all new MPI tracing featuring Windows ETW tracing. The new MPI tracing is always available and with a flick of a switch you can turn tracing on or off without the need to re-compile or re-link your MPI application. The ETW…

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Creating Submission and Activation Filters

There were a lot of questions about how to use Activation and Submission Filters to help customize queue managmeent and do things like license-aware scheduling.  That, on top of some changes made in a QFE, led us to do an updated doc on using filters.  You can check it out here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd277833.aspx   It contains…

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Matlab Users among Actuaries?

We recently had the chance to speak with some modelers using Matlab to run some analysis for their Enterprise Risk Management program.   They were surprised to find out that Matlab was supported on the Windows Compute Cluster Server. Is anybody else out there running Matlab for Economic capital analysis or ERM?   Please let…

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