I haven’t really said much about Windows HPC server 2008, which we launched recently as the successor to Compute Cluster Server. But there are some useful webcasts lined up , they’re early in the morning Redmond time, which puts them at then end of working day for those of us in Europe.

HPC Webcast Series: High Performance Computing for the Masses with Intel

November 4, 2008, 9:00am PDT

High Performance Computing has its roots in non-commercial, academic, national lab and governmental environments where very large, compute-intensive workloads and applications are executed.  According to recent data from IDC HPC, economically-attractive clusters have become the common denominator across most HPC deployments.  In parallel, the continuing maturation of HPC ISV commercial business software, the refinement of operating system & cluster software, and the consistent availability of more computing power at lower cost have opened up the inherent performance advantages of HPC clusters to a much wider community of users.  Please join Intel for an overview of the current HPC marketplace and the potential alternatives of utilizing High Performance Computing clusters for both increased productivity and competitive advantage. Register today!


Dramatic Acceleration of Excel-based Trading Simulations with Platform and Microsoft

November 5, 2008, 8:00am PDT

Tired of waiting hours for simulation results? In this solution overview, Platform will review the challenges of running Excel models in a distributed environment, and describe the benefits and details of how to deploy models without wholesale code/macro changes. Learn how to enhance application performance and empower quants and developers to deploy distributed applications quickly without modification, using Platform Symphony's Excel Connector with Windows HPC Server 2008 and Microsoft® Office 2007 Excel. You’ll discover how the world’s top financial firms can realize new revenue opportunities ahead of the competition by leveraging this joint solution. Register today!


High Performance Computing (HPC) Clusters: Reduce Complexity with IBM and Microsoft

November 6, 2008, 8:00am PDT

No matter where you are located in the world, IBM has an HPC cluster solution that is easy to deploy.  Learn how IBM can help you reduce the risk and manage growth more easily with the pre-tested, easy-to-deply, easy-to-manage IBM Cluster 1350 solution, and how when combined with Windows HPC Server 2008 you can leverage your current Windows server expertise to accelerate your time to insight on computational analysis.  Whether you are a financial analyst or engineer our Windows based HPC cluster will meet the demand of your computational needs. Don’t miss this exciting and informative webcast. Register today


Improving Electronic System Design Productivity using Synopsys System Studio and Saber on Windows HPC Server 2008

November 12, 2008, 8:00am PDT

Synopsys System Studio and Saber products are now available on Windows HPC Server 2008.   Join us for this informative webcast and get the latest information on how System Studio further improves performance and signal processing design productivity by taking full advantage of Windows HPC Server 2008 as a stable, extensible environment on high-performance CPUs. Learn how Saber helps automotive and aerospace supply chains meet stringent reliability and safety requirements for mechatronic systems in harsh environments.

System Studio is Synopsys' model-based algorithm design and analysis offering providing a unique dataflow simulation engine with the highest performance for exploring, verifying and optimizing digital signal processing algorithms. Saber is Synopsys' technology-leading mechatronic design and analysis software, advancing Robust Design and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies into today's automotive, aerospace, and commercial design. Register today!