Dryad and DryadLINQ on HPC Server

Microsoft Research has an interesting project called Dryad which is investigating programming models for distributed data-parallel problems. If you’ve heard some of the hype around map/reduce programming or the Hadoop framework, you might be familiar with these type of problems. If you have gigabytes, terabytes, or even petabytes of data that you need to churn through, this…


HPCv2 Powershell and ActiveDirectory

One of the big challenges as we get close to shipping Windows HPC Server is closing the door on product changes. Now that we have a lot of internal and external customers using the product, everybody generates lots of great ideas on how to improve it. We call these DCRs (Design Change Request) and we…