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The Windows HPC Team Blog
HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2 Beta Program
HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP 2 Beta is a pre-release version of the upcoming service pack which will include a number of new features such as: Ability to use Virtual Machines in Azure Ability to run MPI-based applications in Azure Linq to HPC (formerly known as 'Dryad') Support for 'workstation...
2 May 2011
HPC Team releases Release Candidate 1 of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution
We are pleased to announce that Release Candidate 1 (RC 1) of the Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 & Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution is now available. We've improved the stability and performance in this release, as well as made enhancements to features based on feedback that you guys gave us on...
29 Jun 2010
HPC Team announces Beta 2 of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution
About 4 months ago we released the first major pre-release build of the Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 & Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution. Now we announce our second, Beta 2. There are a number of enhancements in this release, a couple of them are: Support for Win7 desktops as computational...
8 Apr 2010
Preview of Windows Azure Scheduler and the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 releases now available
Microsoft's High Performance Computing team has just made our 'release candidate' for two products available: The HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 and the Windows Azure Scheduler SDK . The HPC Pack service pack is an update to the same Windows HPC cluster software that you know and love, with improvements...
18 Oct 2011
'Dryad' becomes 'LINQ to HPC' !
A few weeks ago we announced the beta release of Dryad , a capability for big data running on Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2-based clusters with Service Pack 2. There's now a white paper by David Chappell that explains the newly-named LINQ to HPC in some detail: Introducing...
20 May 2011
Dryad Beta Program Update
We’re happy to announce that as part of the beta for Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2 we’re shipping a beta of the project code-named “Dryad.” Dryad is Microsoft’s solution for “Big Data”. What’s Big Data? Today’s environment is full of ever growing...
6 May 2011
Announcing the MSMPI Debugger Extension Beta
Update: The MSMPI Debugger Extension is now shipped as part of HPC Pack 2012 SP1 Toolpack. You can get to the download page from the MSMPI landing page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb524831(v=vs.85).aspx The MSMPI Debugger Extension (MSMPIDBG) is an extension to Windows Debugger ...
29 May 2013
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 program using the same web site. This CTP release...
22 Apr 2008
Dryad Beta Program Starting
The HPC team is starting up a new beta program right now, read on for a description and sign-up instructions. Dryad , DSC , and DryadLINQ are a set of technologies that support data-intensive computing applications that run on a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 cluster. These technologies...
17 Dec 2010
Announcing the HPC Pack 2012 Beta Program
I am pleased to announce the start of the HPC Pack 2012 Beta Program! The 4th major version of our HPC software line following the Compute Cluster Pack, HPC Pack 2008, and HPC Pack 2008 R2 releases, the HPC Pack 2012 release brings a batch of new functionality and support for new software. Windows...
6 Sep 2012
HPC Team is proud to release our Beta 1 of the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 solution
Our first Beta release is now available! You can read the full press release at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/nov09/11-16SC09PR.mspx if you're in to reading that kind of thing ;) Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 delivers productivity, performance and ease-of-use improvements in several areas...
17 Nov 2009
Announcing LINQ to HPC Beta 2
We’re pleased to announce the availability of LINQ to HPC Beta 2. LINQ to HPC enables a new class of data intensive applications for Windows HPC Server by providing a sophisticated distributed runtime and associated programming model for large scale, unstructured data analysis that is easy to...
7 Jul 2011
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