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  • Blog Post: 'Network Troubleshooting Report' added to the HPC Pack Toolpack

    'Tool Pack' is the name we use to release various utilities written by the dev team, outside of our main HPC Pack product. Today we are adding one new tool: Network Troubleshooting Report The Network Troubleshooting Report contains a set of diagnostic tests that collect and analyze network information...
  • Blog Post: HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available!

    The second service pack to the HPC Pack 2008 R2 software is now available! This update includes a number of great new features, including Enhanced Azure capabilities, such as adding Azure VM nodes to your cluster, creating Azure node configuration scripts, and supporting Remote Desktop connections...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 4 and Windows Azure HPC Scheduler updates!

    As part of the spring WIndows Azure release, I'm pleased to announce that the HPC team has also released a set of updates: Service Pack 4 for the HPC Pack 2008 R2 family of software Our first update to the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler development kit In addition to rolling up the existing...
  • Blog Post: MSMPI v1 symbols are available!

    The symbols for MSMPI v1 RTM and SP1 are available on the Microsoft public symbols server @ http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols . You can access the symbols from the debugger (and other tools) using the symbols server symbols path e.g., srv*download_cache_folder*http://msdl.microsoft.com...
  • Blog Post: Node XML Editor added to HPC Pack Tool Pack

    'Tool Pack' is the name we use to release various utilities written by the dev team in their spare time. Today we are adding one new tool. The 'Node XML Editor for Excel' - If you are looking for a handy way to create node XML files to efficiently add nodes to your 2008 or 2008 R2-based HPC cluster...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler and HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 releases!

    Once again I get the honor of announcing, on behalf of the Microsoft High Performance Computing team, our latest releases are available immediately! Our new Windows Azure HPC Scheduler development kit, and the third update to the HPC Pack 2008 R2 family of software Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: HPC Pack tool pack updated

    'Tool Pack' is the name we use to release various utilities written by the dev team in their spare time. Today we've released one new tool and an update to an old favorite. Lizard - the good old Li npack tuning wi zard has been updated with some bug fixes and compatibility with the recently-released...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the release of HPC Pack 2012

    Announcing the immediate availability of the next major version of Windows HPC software: HPC Pack 2012 The fourth 'major version' of the HPC software brings improved performance and reliability to the HPC platform, simplifies the installation experience, and adds some great new features such as: ...
  • Blog Post: HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) now available

    The first 'service pack' for the HPC Pack 2008 R2 product is now available! This update includes the standard reliability improvements that all of our service packs do, but it also adds several new features that you have asked for. Compute nodes can now submit new jobs to the cluster to enhance your...
  • Blog Post: HPC Pack 2008 R2 and the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite have been released!

    On behalf of the Microsoft High Performance Computing team I am pleased to announce that the HPC Pack 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition, and Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite have hit their 'RTM' (Release to Manufacturing) milestone! This third version of our product have been in development...