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    Ah yes so here we are in the UK just about to start a 3 day bank holiday weekend and here's me all concerned that you arent going to have enough to keep you busy. Yep your Zune hasnt arrived yet, your XBOX 360 is having a rest so I have collated some of the 'best links ever' for Microsoft Compute Cluster...
  • Blog Post: CCS Pricing....on the web...great resource for understanding how toprice Windows Compute Cluster Server!

    So righty ho, I am sure some of you have been looking for this page and it is the US pricing page – I have given a gentle poke in the ribs to our UK Marketing chappie Michael Newberry to get a similar page up for the UK Partners but here’s a great resource for understanding how to price Windows...
  • Blog Post: Had me crying with laughter...race horses, flocks of chickens and harnessing huskies :-)

    Righty ho, so about a month ago a new product manager started in Microsoft UK called Dr. Michael Newberry – he’s a fantastic Australian and (being wary that there are more than a few Aussies reading this blog) I am looking forward hugely to the Ashes flying their way safely back with the winning English...
  • Blog Post: Colfax introduces cluster for HPC..

    Great to see the momentum building yet again with another OEM joining the Windows Compute Cluster fold - this time Colfax - see the story below: http://www.byteandswitch.com/document.asp?doc_id=1... Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Financial Services Grid Initiative - Launched!

    Great news for the communities focusing on Financial Services and looking to bring the value of Compute Cluster Server to the mainstream volume FS customers. Check out the press release here. The remit of the community can be read here, the headline being: To deliver a single platform that can give...
  • Blog Post: Traditional HPC partners adopt dual Microsoft and Linux strategies..

    Nice to see further momentum in the HPC channel space with the recruitment of Paul Gwyther to OCF - check out the full article here and here Paul welcome to the team!
  • Blog Post: Guardian UK Article on 'When will I be able to have my own Supercomputer' - well now actually...

    So for those of you that didnt see this article in the press in the Guardian recently which includes me :-) (thanks to Steve for forwarding) here it is in the flesh: When will I be able to have my own supercomputer? http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,2012715,00.html (Something...
  • Blog Post: CCS and MSFT Share price...!

    So whilst we run the first user group for CCS at Microsoft, look what happens to the MSFT share price! Made me smile!
  • Blog Post: Queens University uses Compute Cluster Server for bringing HPC to mass research..!

    Read it all here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/5/e/85efe5ae-4700-4c39-8f06-2654bc644c1d/QueensU_ComputeCluster%20Case%20Study_Final.doc Some great benefits here including the following: Enabled less technical researchers to take advantage of the HPC capability Researchers learned...
  • Blog Post: Sex in the City...

    Well okay then maybe just - Excel Services on CCS in the City... So you will have seen from previous posts the wealth of support we are seeing for Excel Services on CCS, this is another example of the way partners are reaching out to customers to demonstrate their capability in this space: ...
  • Blog Post: Clustered Excel in FS...great article!

    Nice article here showing some of the cool stuff that Excel Services will deliver in the FS environment. Like the following slide: And the business benefit output is as follows: Out with the old and in with the new!
  • Blog Post: Microsoft HPC System leaps into the Top 500 - full datasheet to download

    Liked this: "I am pleased to see these new Top500 systems based on Windows Compute Cluster Server. The submissions underscore Microsoft’s profound interest in our community and prove that supercomputing can be done on Windows." Prof. Dr. Hans Werner Meuer, Co-Founder of the Top500 list The stats...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft wins over Linux servers...

    Hat tip to bink.nu for signposting the ZDNET article on Microsoft's success in the Compute Cluster space, the full article is here but have sliced out a few of the gems I like here: "We think that's fertile ground that nobody else has hoed yet," said Gartner analyst John Enck. "We were pretty skeptical...
  • Blog Post: Investment Analytics Seminar - Excel Services and WCCS

    Live Webcast : Take Back Your Weekends Investment Analytics Webinar - Capital Markets - September 12, 2007 What: Live customer facing webcast focused on solution components: WCCS and Excel and Excel Services When: September 12, 2007, 9:00 PDT/12:00pm EST Where: Live Webcast – through Live Meeting Register...
  • Blog Post: Little gem of delight for you HPC gurus...!

    Great news on the HPC e-learning side around new webcasts for Schlumberger and ESi working with Microsoft CCS: Live HPC Webcast: High Performance Computing for Oil and Gas with Schlumberger’s ECLIPSE on Windows Compute Cluster Server. April 17, 2007 * 11:00am PST Join us for an informative...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Community Links and Dev Forum!!

    So one of the best links I have found for technical and 'how-to' content for HPC is the Windows HPC Community site - great info and solid community to get involved in - you can see it all here: www.WindowsHPC.net Probably not best, for those of you who are more business orientated but a great set...
  • Blog Post: Training agenda confirmed for CCS training - 1st and 2nd November - register now!!

    Hi All, This is the agenda now confirmed, for the training session on the 1st and 2nd November - huge thanks to Giovanni Marchetti of the Developer and Platform Evangelist team for making it happen: Session Description Delivery Methodology 1 Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Windows 64 bit apps play nicely with Windows Compute Cluster Server

    Nice little bit of news from Redmond this morning: We want to share with you important information about Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition (CCE) and Windows Server 2003 64-bit Standard Edition. Both applications have the same code-base. Therefore, once you have tested High-Performance...
  • Blog Post: Early headsup - UK Training for CCS - free...!

    Yes, you heard it right - we are going to run a bootcamp for CCS on the 1st and 2nd November. This will involve the following: Commercial Overview of MS CCS Strategy Understanding of the Opportunity for UK Partners Technical Workshop - including top apps, install procedure, tuning etc etc...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Action Pack - details here!

    24,000 of our 34,000 Registered Partners currently subscribe to Action Pack, our quarterly toolkits of software and sales and marketing materials. These are created to help our partners stay competitive, meet their sales goals and grow their business. So what is in the new action pack? New Rules and...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Search and HPC ISVs....more $$$ on Microsoft platform!

    Well I have to say it is great to be back!....well kind of, have to say I will miss the pool and evening Rioja! One of my colleagues James sent this to me whilst i was away...some really interesting articles around how Microsoft Platform ISVs make more $$$: Microsoft Wants More From...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Brilliant oil and gas whitepaper on industry use of Microsoft CCS for high performance computing

    Really cool news for all of you working in the HPC space with Microsoft. we have just announced a whitepaper at our Global Energy Forum in Houston, Texas. For those who like brief papers just read the text below -it is 58 pages but written in pure gold dust! Many of the learning's and observations are...
  • Blog Post: Install, Configure and Tune CCS!

    Hat tip to Steve for this great link to a whitepaper on CCS which sounds like it does just what it says on the tin and should help you out with those more prickly of problems you may encounter! Step-by-Step Guide to Installing, Configuring, and Tuning a High-Performance Compute Cluster Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: CCS SP1 trial version available on MS.com..!

    Just a quick post: Get your free trial version here: www.microsoft.com/hpc
  • Blog Post: Video from Frank Chism HPC technical speacialist of 41 years...check it out!

    Great video from an industry guru of 41 years Frank Chism - good investment of 20 minutes! http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/10/18/Introducing-Frank-Chism_3A00_--High-Performace-Computing-Blogger-on-Port-25.aspx The bits I loved from this were: Frank has studied Unix and Linux for 20...