New Mellanox WinOF InfiniBand WHQLed Drivers: Driver Installation

Mellanox has released a new version of its WHQLed WinOF drivers. V2.0.5 build 4453 See: http://www.mellanox.com/content/pages.php?pg=products_dyn&product_family=32&menu_section=34 Click the download tab in the middle of the page and select the MLNX WinOF MSI v2.0.5 for x64 Platforms shortcut  to begin the .msi download from http://www.mellanox.com/downloads/WinOF/MLNX_WinOF_2_0_5_wlh_x64_fre_2_0_5_4453.msi . I give the first link because it references other documents…

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HPC Server 2008 MPI Diagnostic Fails on Eager Message No Business Card Error

An HPC Server 2008 user reported that his cluster was up and running and that all nodes could ping each other over all networks but the built-in MPI diagnostic was failing with an uninformative message “Failed To Run”. He had a topology number three with the head node connected to the Enterprise network and all…


Overview of Charts and Reports in V2

Recently a customer asked me to create a document to briefly describe the charting and reporting functionality in V2. After completing the document I felt that it would make a good blog posting to share with the HPC community. The document is attached to this blog posting. Please feel free to provide feedback.  Thanks.  …

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2009 Summer Scripting Games

 This might be of interest to HPC PowerShell users.   —————     PowerShellCommunity.org Joins Forces with Microsoft Scripting Guys to Host 2009 Summer Scripting Games   LOS ANGELES – At Microsoft TechEd 2009, PowerShellCommunity.org, an online community where script writers connect and share knowledge, today announced a key alliance with the Microsoft Script Center (aka Scripting…


MPI Cluster Debugger in Visual Studio2010 Beta1

If you ever write MPI program in Windows HPC cluster, you should be familiar with MPI Cluster Debugger in Visual Studio2005/2008. Also, you can find much resource online talking about it (such as blog, white paper). Do you like to debug MPI program in cluster? Is the debugger easy to use? Visual Studio 2010 Beta1…


Submit job from SUA (Subsystem for Unix based Application)

SUA is a very nice tool for porting Unix/Linux application, but it can also be used to submit job. You just have to set the path to the HPCS binary into your PATH variable : With BASH :   export PATH=$PATH:”/dev/fs/C/Program Files/Microsoft HPC Pack/Bin”With Korn Shell :  set PATH $PATH:”/dev/fs/C/Program Files/Microsoft HPC Pack/Bin” And then…


DNS Suffix vs. Active Directory Domain for HPC cluster (Part 2)

In an earlier post, I described an approach for resolving names when the connection specific DNS suffix did not match the Active Directory domain name.  Recently, I realized that there is a much simpler solution.  The Default ComputeNode Template which is created when you run through the Node Template Creation Wizard contains a step for joining…


How to set environment variables on computes nodes

For ISV application you have to set some environments variables on the compute node.You can set this variable by hand, but if you have many nodes it can be long.So, the idea of this post is how can set them attaumaticaly ?  Use the HPCS tools : You can set cluster wilde variable by using…


How to Capture a “Master” Compute Node Image Using Node Templates

Whenever I discuss image management capabilities of the HPC Cluster Manager, one question which invariably arises is, “How do I capture an image of a compute node which has been customized so that I can use it as the ‘master’ for deploying to the rest of the nodes?” My response has been to send an…

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Accessing an NFS Server from Windows HPC compute nodes

Because most HPC environments already have enterprise data stored on an NFS server, we often get asked how to enable the Windows HPC compute nodes to access the NFS server.  In Windows Server 2008, the NFS Client is included as part of the Services for Network File System (NFS), which is a Role Service under the File…