Coming early November – New windowshpc.net web site!

What will change? Http://windowshpc.net will be migrated from its existing Community Server platform to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Existing users and community members will need to re-register using Microsoft Live ID . We are planning to migrate as much of your user information to the new site as possible.  Due to privacy regulations we…

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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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Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model Port to Windows

The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) project is a multi-year/multi-institution collaboration to develop a next generation regional forecast model and data assimilation system for operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) and atmospheric research. Under this project – a collaboration between The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Microsoft Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., and The Portland…

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Integrating Windows HPC Server 2008 with Linux

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…

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Why choose a single tool?

Last week at the Valuation Actuaries Symposium I was able to attend a session hosted by Milliman at the Embassy Suites Hotel during which the MG-ALFA modeling product and the MG-Triton Valuation product were discussed and reviewed in the context of how they contributed to their combined effectiveness. One of the questions raised during the…

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Clusrunning with Windows HPC Server 2008

One of our most popular features in the Compute Cluster Pack was clusrun (known to you GUI users as “Remote Command Execution”), which allowed you to run a command line command across a set of cluster nodes in parallel, with their output piped back to you on the client.  Not content to rest on our…

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MPI Process Placement with Windows HPC Server 2008

We get an awful lot of questions about how to go about getting the desired process placement across nodes in an MPI job (just check our forums if you don’t believe me), so I thought I’d post here to shed some light on the things that are possible.   Requesting Resources The first thing you…

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