Application to create a Node.XML file from an Input File

Recently a couple of my fellow technical specialists and I were working on a Top 500 run at a major US university. We needed to create node.XML templates that associated MAC addresses with node names. It would also be nice if it could also list the rack location of the node. We wanted to deploy the…

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Suggestions to avoid certain timeouts and exceptions when using SOA

Avoiding Timeouts   In HPC 2008 (V2) SOA, a service call lasts more than 10 minutes will cause the broker closes the connection to the client. This will cause a timeout.   Example: –      Assume call durations may be longer than 10 minutes but shorter than 30 minutes. –      My service dll is SimpleService.dll –     …

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HPC Team announces Beta 2 of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution

About 4 months ago we released the first major pre-release build of the Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 & Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution. Now we announce our second, Beta 2.  There are a number of enhancements in this release, a couple of them are: Support for Win7 desktops as computational nodes A new ‘node…

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Activation Filter – New Options in Beta 2

Activation Filters are used to provide the administrator of a Windows HPC cluster with a mechanism to verify and modify jobs before they are run.  For example, a Windows HPC Server 2008 Activation Filter receives the job xml which might contain license requests.  The filter could parse the xml, find the license requests and determine…

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Diagnostics in V3

 When you have a cluster with a few hundred nodes, in a network environment that’s often beyond your control, running applications that you didn’t write, used by users who are not always predictable, you are expected to see some errors most of the time. Troubleshooting and fixing a cluster is hard with all these variables….

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