Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Ships!

We have finished version 3 of Windows HPC Server! The verbose, official, and approved name is Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite signaling that we are leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 as our core operating system but make no mistake, this is the big v3 release, our most ambitious release. It’s like the third stage… Read more

The Next Milestone in High Performance Computing at Microsoft

Scientists, engineers and analysts tackling complex, data-intensive problems need more computational power to be successful.  My team is focused on helping them harness supercomputing to speed discovery and create competitive advantage from the lab bench to the trading floor.   Back in November, we released Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta 1.  Our focus for… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Xeon 7500 Pairing is Well Received

Intel’s announcement yesterday of its new Xeon 7500 server CPU platform (previously known as the Nehalem EX) is generating a good deal of optimism, especially when its contrasted with new features in Windows Server 2008 R2 that take advantage of all that these new silicon marvels have to offer. The new platform’s potential in the… Read more

Microsoft acquires the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)

Hello everyone, Today, I’m very excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a company that specializes in bringing the power of parallel computing to the desktop and making high performance computing more accessible to end users.  This move represents our ongoing commitment to parallel computing and high performance… Read more

Parallel Computing and the Imagine Cup

Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s global technology competition, had more than 300,000 student participants from 100 countries this year – and for the first time in its seven year history, the competition featured a challenge focused on parallelism. This is yet another sign that parallel computing is becoming increasingly mainstream, and the Imagine Cup proved to be… Read more

HPC making swings in the Masters…

This week kicked off the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. While thousands of fans cheer for their favorite player, each professional golfer will pick up a club, swing, and hope for the best.  What’s often overlooked in this story is the scientific precision that goes into making the clubs that golfers depends on to… Read more

Tech support for all those different VMs

Arrived back to Redmond late yesterday from Reno where I was attending Supercomputing 2007 conference. I suspect SC07 will be best remembered for the power outage that hit the convention center and most of downtown Reno, and Ashlee’s stellar headline. While I was in Reno, there were lots of colleagues in Barcelona making all kinds of announcements, from Windows… Read more

Download beta of new Windows HPC Server 2008

For those of you interested in parallel computing and high performance computing, you’ll take note that today we released the first public beta of V2 of Windows Server 2008 for HPC clusters. The V2 product is called Windows HPC Server 2008. The product currently in the market is called Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003 (or Windows CCS). I’m… Read more