The Windows HPC Team Blog

"Your guide to all things Windows HPC"

April, 2008

  • What the heck is a “Job Template” and why should I care?

    Job Templates are one of the most whiz-bang new features in HPC Server 2008, but we've gotten a lot of feedback from the community that you don't really know what they're for or how to use them. So I figured a quick post here might help solve that problem...
  • Virtual HPC Cluster Deployment on Hyper-V

    If you want to setup and deploy a cluster with Windows HPC Server 2008 April CTP build on a single laptop or desktop, or if you want to build a bigger cluster with more nodes on a few powerful machines, here is a step-by-step document to help you achieve...
  • HPC Basic Profile Web Service

    Do you want to access the HPCS 2008 Job Scheduler from other environments such as Java, Linux, etc? Or build Job Submission tools around a standard web services based interface? Well, in the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) released this week...
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 April CTP Released

    Please see the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of Windows HPC Server 2008 at the beta program community site ( http://Connect.Microsoft.Com ). If you aren't yet a registered beta program participant, then you'll first need to join the...
  • How to use C shell and Korn shell to manage a Windows HPC Server cluster?

    (On behalf of Christina Carter ) Did you know you can use the familiar C shell and Korn shell under SUA (Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications) to call our PowerShell commands? If you have Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista...
  • How that Node/Socket/Core thing works

    This week, I’d like to take some time to explain how a new feature, Multi Level Resource Allocation, can help you get the most out of your applications. The basic explanation for this feature is that when creating a job, you can choose at what granularity...
  • Safety in Numbers

    Safety in Numbers? Welcome to my first ever Blog entry, I’ve resisted entering the Blog-o-sphere up to now, but who will speak up for the actuarial users of Windows HPC tools if not me? My first Post title is pretty clearly a play on words...