The Beta release of MS-MPI v5 is now available

We are happy to announce today the Beta release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v5 Beta is the pre-release version for the successor to HPC Pack 2012 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package (v4.2.4400, released on 1/14/2014). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v5 Beta from the High Performance Computing Beta Program,…


Announcing the MSMPI Debugger Extension Beta

Update: The MSMPI Debugger Extension is now shipped as part of HPC Pack 2012 SP1 Toolpack. You can get to the download page from the MSMPI landing page The MSMPI Debugger Extension (MSMPIDBG) is an extension to Windows Debugger (WinDbg) that facilitates simultaneous debugging of multiple MPI processes (using the MSMPI library). The extension…


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…


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 &…


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…


‘Dryad’ becomes ‘LINQ to HPC’ !

A few weeks ago we announced the beta release of Dryad, a capability for big data running on Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2-based clusters with Service Pack 2. There’s now a white paper by David Chappell that explains the newly-named LINQ to HPC in some detail:  Introducing LINQ to…


Dryad Beta Program Update

  We’re happy to announce that as part of the beta for Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2 we’re shipping a beta of the project code-named “Dryad.” Dryad is Microsoft’s solution for “Big Data”. What’s Big Data? Today’s environment is full of ever growing mountains of data. From web logs and social networking feeds to…


HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2 Beta Program

HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP 2 Beta is a pre-release version of the upcoming service pack which will include a number of new features such as: Ability to use Virtual Machines in Azure Ability to run MPI-based applications in Azure Linq to HPC (formerly known as ‘Dryad’) Support for ‘workstation nodes’ to be in a…


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…


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….