Announcing the release of HPC Pack 2012

Announcing the immediate availability of the next major version of Windows HPC software: HPC Pack 2012 The fourth ‘major version’ of the HPC software brings improved performance and reliability to the HPC platform, simplifies the installation experience, and adds some great new features such as: support for Windows Server 2012 (head nodes, compute nodes, broker…


Congrats to our Visual Studio buddies!

Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 have launched. The live keynote videos are over, but will be available for on-demand viewing tomorrow on You can read about Visual Studio Express 2012 over on the VS team’s blog And you can download Express or trial versions of the other editions from  


Announcing the HPC Pack 2012 Beta Program

I am pleased to announce the start of the HPC Pack 2012 Beta Program! The 4th major version of our HPC software line following the Compute Cluster Pack, HPC Pack 2008, and HPC Pack 2008 R2 releases, the HPC Pack 2012 release brings a batch of new functionality and support for new software. Windows Server…


Windows Azure Service Disruption on Feb 29th, 2012

For our HPC partners and customers that use Windows Azure, you may have experienced problems on Feb 29th. Bill Laing, the VP for Server and Azure, made a blog post outlining the issue in a decent amount of detail. It is an interesting read over on the Windows Azure Blog:



I know there were a bunch of folks waiting on this, so I’m happy to say the REST API documentation for the HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP3 release is available. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides access to the HPC Job Scheduler Service by using an HTTP web service that is based on the…