June, 2008

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  • I'll be there in 2 microseconds!

    Fantastic news! Mellanox has released the beta 2 version of their WinIB 1.4 stack , which works with HPC Server 2008 beta 2 and has Network Direct providers for their latest ConnectX cards. The results announced at ISC 08 are outstanding: - 2 microseconds...
  • How fast is this thing, really?!

    Microsoft entered the HPC market a couple of years ago with a value proposition based on ease of integration, use and management. The comment we received most often sounded more or less like this: "This is all well and good, but how fast is this...
  • A Hybrid OS Cluster Solution

    Thomas Varlet, of Microsoft France, and Dr. Patrice Calegari, of BULL SAS, have written an excellent paper on how to build hybrid clusters, i.e. clusters where 2 or more operating systems can be run at the same time. It is recommended reading, in my opinion...
  • Teched session on HPC in top 20!

    Phil Pennington and I presented a session on cluster performance optimization at Teched 2008 in Orlando. It made it in the top 20 list by customer satisfaction!!! To all those who were there and voted for us: Thank you!!! To all those who were not...
  • UK HPC User Group Meeting

    The UK HPC user group is meeting in London on June 26th, for what promises to be an interesting day at the Imperial War Museum. This meeting is intended for customers, partners and developers to “meet and mingle”, compare notes and provide Microsoft with...