‘Network Troubleshooting Report’ added to the HPC Pack Toolpack

‘Tool Pack’ is the name we use to release various utilities written by the dev team, outside of our main HPC Pack product. Today we are adding one new tool: Network Troubleshooting Report The Network Troubleshooting Report contains a set of diagnostic tests that collect and analyze network information in your HPC Pack 2008 R2-based…

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Dryad Beta Program Starting

The HPC team is starting up a new beta program right now, read on for a description and sign-up instructions. Dryad, DSC, and DryadLINQ are a set of technologies that support data-intensive computing applications that run on a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 cluster. These technologies allow you to process large volumes…

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HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) now available

The first ‘service pack’ for the HPC Pack 2008 R2 product is now available! This update includes the standard reliability improvements that all of our service packs do, but it also adds several new features that you have asked for. Compute nodes can now submit new jobs to the cluster to enhance your workflow, cluster…

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Highly Available Documentation

If you are interested in High Availability / Failover Clustering (and really, who isn’t?) then this is the post you’ve been waiting for… Three new topics have been added to our TechNet documenation library. 1) Configuring Windows HCP Server 2008 R2 for High Availability for the Head Node : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hpc_cluster_head_node_failover_cluster(WS.10).aspx This guide provides procedures and…

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Microsoft Technical Computing – HPC Server Launch Event

Earlier this year we announced the ‘Technical Computing’ initiative at Microsoft, and set up a site at ModelingTheWorld.com. Today we have a launch event in New York, with a keynote presentation from Bill Hilf, the General Manager of the Microsoft Technical Computing team. He announced immediate availability of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite, along…

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Node XML Editor added to HPC Pack Tool Pack

‘Tool Pack’ is the name we use to release various utilities written by the dev team in their spare time. Today we are adding one new tool. The ‘Node XML Editor for Excel’ – If you are looking for a handy way to create node XML files to efficiently add nodes to your 2008 or…

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HPC Pack tool pack updated

‘Tool Pack’ is the name we use to release various utilities written by the dev team in their spare time. Today we’ve released one new tool and an update to an old favorite. Lizard – the good old Linpack tuning wizard has been updated with some bug fixes and compatibility with the recently-released HPC Pack…

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HPC Pack 2008 R2 and the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite have been released!

On behalf of the Microsoft High Performance Computing team I am pleased to announce that the HPC Pack 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition, and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite have hit their ‘RTM’ (Release to Manufacturing) milestone! This third version of our product have been in development for two years, and…

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HPC Team releases Release Candidate 1 of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution

We are pleased to announce that Release Candidate 1 (RC 1) of the Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 & Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution is now available.   We’ve improved the stability and performance in this release, as well as made enhancements to features based on feedback that you guys gave us on our Beta 2….

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HPC Pack 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)

The second service pack to the HPC Pack 2008 software is now available! This service pack is a minor bug fixing release, it does not add any major new functionality. It does fix various reliability issues, and is suggested that all users of HPC Pack 2008 install it. The service pack supercedes (includes the fixes…

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