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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio Teplate for Application development for Microsoft Windows CCS

    posted Sunday, June 04, 2006 7:15 PM by NileshL | 1 Comments OK here is a template for Microsoft Visual Studio app development for Microsoft Windows CCS that DennisCr, PhilPen and CaClark helped create and refine. This template makes it easy for developers who are new to Visual Studio development...
  • Blog Post: Commercial Applications on Microsoft Windows CCS

    posted Monday, May 29, 2006 6:23 PM by NileshL | 0 Comments Just saw Dennis' post where Dennis points to some commercial applications for Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. I attended ANSYS user conference a few weeks ago in Pittsburgh, PA and I loved what I saw there: ANSYS showcased...
  • Blog Post: 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 starting jobs and tasks) sets processor affinity...
  • Blog Post: Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) Model Port to Windows

    The Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) project is a multi-year/multi-institution collaboration to develop a next generation regional forecast model and data assimilation system for operational numerical weather prediction (NWP) and atmospheric research. Under this project – a collaboration between The...
  • Blog Post: Run Batch Workload on a Mixed Infrastructure (Windows Azure Worker Nodes & On-Premise HPC Server 2008 R2 Compute Nodes)

    With the introduction of SP1 of HPC Server 2008 R2 it is possible to run workload on Windows Azure. If you want to be able to off-burst your batch application (= extending the infrastructure from classic on-premise servers to cloud based Azure worker nodes) you need to set specific environment variables...
  • Blog Post: Submitting a simple job to a newly installed CCS

    posted Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:52 PM by NileshL | 1 Comments Just finished installing another brand new cluster running the release candidate binaries of CCS I downloaded via links through http://www.microsoft.com/hpc So, the next logical step that comes to mind is to exercise the cluster witha simple...
  • Blog Post: Fun and interesting ways to run MPI jobs on CCS

    posted Tuesday, October 03, 2006 6:07 PM by elantz | 0 Comments MS-MPI is identical to MPICH2 in most respects but one area of difference is MS-MPI’s secure execution and interaction with the CCS Job Scheduler. Hopefully, this post will shed some light on how you can leverage the CCS Job Scheduler...
  • Blog Post: 3rd Party Software links

    posted Wednesday, May 24, 2006 5:29 PM by DennisCr | 0 Comments Hi there...I thought that we should kick off the application blog with a good list of apps! The list also includes tools and drivers. This list was previously found on the beta web site. Updated 5/17/06 For general partner information...
  • Blog Post: Running MPI ranks/processes on specific nodes

    posted Thursday, June 01, 2006 2:47 PM by NileshL | 0 Comments We have seen this question come up many times...I recall Ming Xu has already shed light on this in another post in another newsgroup but I think this post will make a bit easier for CCS users. Scenario: A user wants to run...
  • Blog Post: License aware job application filter

    When many HPC applications have to be used on a cluster, most of the time they are using the well know FlexLM license manager to provide floating licenses. The CCS Job scheduler doesn't do, by default, a license aware scheduling, but by extending it with a Job Activation Filter this feature can be achieved...
  • Blog Post: Note to the following entries

    The following posts are exact copies of entries to the Applications Blog on the previous Windowshpc portal site. I added the author's name in the beginning of each entry and edited the posting dates to reflect the original date of the entry. Michael Cole Project Manager/Site Administrator