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"Quadrophenia" is how CNET charaterized it. At Intel Developer Forum this week, Intel is showing off its forthcoming "Clovertown" quad-core processor for servers. Today at IDF we participated in a personal supercomputing demo that used the "Clovertown" processors within Tyan Compter's Typhoon system, running Windows CCS, along with Mellanox Infiniband interconnect and Wolfram's gridMathematica.
I learned that next week's exec web chat on Windows CCS has been postponed until later in the month. But in the mean time, you can watch the Port 25 interview with Ryan Waite, group product manager for Windows CCS. Ryan discusses how open source influenced Windows CCS through the inclusion of open source in the product and contributions back to the community.
Today, I got an email about a new study by Mercer Management Consulting (... and no, I've never heard of them either). The objective of the research was to understand why organizations choose to migrate away from Unix, how alternate platforms are selected, and what value companies have generated by migrating from Unix to Windows, Linux or other Unix variants. If you're strapped for time, you can read a summary of the findings on pgs. 2-3.
JuliusS from our team and Volker Will from the developer platform evangelism team recently sat down with for The .NET Show to discuss Windows Server "Longhorn" and our server virtualization technologies.
Now that Windows CCS has shipped the product team leadership will answer your questions regarding the product. They are also prepared to hear your suggestions for version two specifically around scheduling and HPC tools. The Web chat is Monday, October 2 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific).
I'm not talking about deskside HPC clusters, but rather learning more from your desk about the new Windows Server edition for running parallel applications on HPC clusters.