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  • Blog Post: HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 and MS-MPI v5 are now available

    We are pleased to announce that the official releases of Update 1 for HPC Pack 2012 R2, and the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI) are now available for download. The installation package for HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 is available for download here . As always, HPC Pack includes the latest version...
  • Blog Post: Preview of 2012 R2 Update 1 and HPC Pack image in Azure and are now available

    We are happy to announce the HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 Preview and HPC Pack VM image in Microsoft Azure are now available. The HPC Pack VM image is available in Preview in the Azure VM image gallery. For HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 Preview, you can download a copy of all the related documentation, tools...
  • Blog Post: The Beta release of MS-MPI v5 is now available

    We are happy to announce today the Beta release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v5 Beta is the pre-release version for the successor to HPC Pack 2012 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package (v4.2.4400, released on 1/14/2014). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v5 Beta from the...
  • Blog Post: New Regions with High Performance Capabilities

    Following closely on the heels of two recent announcements about new high performance capabilities on Microsoft Azure ( HPC Team blog , Azure blog ), we are happy to announce that we are adding support for A8 and A9 compute intensive instances in 2 new regions: US South Central and Europe North . ...
  • Blog Post: Extending High Performance Capabilities for Microsoft Azure

    We are excited to announce the extension of A8 and A9 support in Azure to include virtual machine (IaaS) options for these sizes running either Windows Server or Linux operating systems. Compute-intensive workloads can take advantage of bringing their own images to Azure and leverage the higher memory...
  • Blog Post: Docs Available for Using A8 and A9 Instances

    Want to try the new A8 and A9 instances for your workloads? Check out this Quick Start topic in the Azure MSDN Library for an overview of the steps to deploy these new compute intensive instances with HPC Pack 2012 R2. If you want more detailed steps and info for running MPI apps on the instances, see...
  • Blog Post: Big Compute @ Microsoft

    Customers and partners have been asking us what the recent Microsoft organization changes mean for HPC. What does it mean for HPC? The answer—full steam ahead. We call our workload “Big Compute.” Big Compute applications typically require large amounts of compute power for hours...
  • Blog Post: 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 ...