The Microsoft HPC & Batch Team Blog

The blog for the Big Compute team in Microsoft Azure, working on HPC & Batch services and technologies

October, 2009

  • Clustercorp Rocks(R)+HYBRID dual boot solution

    Today Clustercorp introduced their new hybrid solution, ROCKS(R)+HYBRID, for supporting Windows HPC Server and Linux on the same hardware. They've pulled together a Rocks-based deployment solution that is consistent with both Windows HPC Server 2008 and...
  • Process Affinity and Windows HPC Server 2008 SP1

    An issue came to our attention after Windows HPC Server 2008 shipped regarding the way we set affinity on the processes within a job. There are actually two places where we set affinity: 1. The Node Manager (the service on each node responsible for...
  • Headnode reports itself as Unreachable

    I find a lot of people are starting to build demonstration clusters on a small scale with some sort of minimal ‘enterprise’ network. In my case the enterprise network is my home router and the private network is a little 5 port GigE switch. To make...