Interoping Windows HPC SOA from Java (or other non-.NET environment)

When working with our customers to adopt Windows HPC cluster, some of them asked for interop capability so that they can integrate legacy Linux or Java based application into Windows HPC infrastructure. After a major release (Windows HPC Server 2008 R2) and 2 service packs (SP1 & SP2), I’m happy to introduce you the Java…


Announcing the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler and HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 releases!

Once again I get the honor of announcing, on behalf of the Microsoft High Performance Computing team, our latest releases are available immediately! Our new Windows Azure HPC Scheduler development kit, and the third update to the HPC Pack 2008 R2 family of software   Windows Azure HPC Scheduler This is a great new product for us,…

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Preview of Windows Azure Scheduler and the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 releases now available

Microsoft’s High Performance Computing team has just made our ‘release candidate’ for two products available: The HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 and the Windows Azure Scheduler SDK. The HPC Pack service pack is an update to the same Windows HPC cluster software that you know and love, with improvements to basic functionality &…

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HPC presentation from BUILD

Come watch our development manager, Greg Burgess, give a talk on how HPC applications can be made to work in Windows Azure. Windows Azure is an ideal environment for deploying compute-intensive apps that take advantage of the scale-on-demand capability of the cloud. The HPC Pack for Windows Azure provides a job scheduler, management tools, and…

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Database capacity planning

We’ve just published new guidance on how to do capacity planning and tuning for the database that runs your HPC Pack 2008 R2-based cluster. Visit Database Capacity Planning and Tuning in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and then let us know what you think over on our Windows HPC Administration Forum.  

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Enabling tracing for HPC SOA applications

When helping our customers troubleshoot HPC SOA applications and cluster infrastructure, we realized that SOA trace is a very powerful tool when physical or remote logon is not available to the cluster. (Which happens a lot given that HPC is always a core asset of institutes and normally hosts sensitive or private data.) However, we…

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A pair of new release updates

We have released a new set of ‘sample code’ that uses some of the new features available in the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 release. You can download it from the SP2 SDK page: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26645    We’ve also updated the Tool Pack to include a ‘Ganglia Integration’ feature. If you use the Ganglia…

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Announcing LINQ to HPC Beta 2

We’re pleased to announce the availability of LINQ to HPC Beta 2. LINQ to HPC enables a new class of data intensive applications for Windows HPC Server by providing a sophisticated distributed runtime and associated programming model for large scale, unstructured data analysis that is easy to use and program. For deeper insights, it integrates…

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HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available!

The second service pack to the HPC Pack 2008 R2 software is now available! This update includes a number of great new features, including Enhanced Azure capabilities, such as adding Azure VM nodes to your cluster, creating Azure node configuration scripts, and supporting Remote Desktop connections Ability to run MPI-based applications in Azure Job scheduling support…

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C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism

One of the HPC team’s “sister groups” is the Parallel Computing Platform team, which creates tools that allow developers to efficiently harness the power of multicore processors. We are pleased to say that they have recently announced a new technology called “C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism” (with the sweet acronym “C++ AMP”) that will ship with…

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