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  • Blog Post: Microsoft acquires the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)

    Hello everyone, Today, I’m very excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a company that specializes in bringing the power of parallel computing to the desktop and making high performance computing more accessible to end users. This...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 RTM's

    We’re DONE with HPC Server 2008! We shipped our first beta last November, then a series of CTPs, then a second Beta in May, then a couple release candidates, and now we are FINISHED. 600MB of technical specifications, 500K lines of code, 250 customer based design changes, and 3000 beta downloads. ...
  • Blog Post: Parallel Computing and the Imagine Cup

    Imagine Cup , Microsoft’s global technology competition, had more than 300,000 student participants from 100 countries this year - and for the first time in its seven year history, the competition featured a challenge focused on parallelism . This is yet another sign that parallel computing is becoming...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 Beta 2 is Here

    Whew! Friday at 2:18PM we signed off on Beta 2 of Windows HPC Server 2008. It’s a good thing too since the Redmond team is looking at the first sunny and hot Northwest weekend this year. Mother nature usually gives us these days on weekdays. It’s been a hard push since November when we shipped our last...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Cray Team up to Bring High Performance Computing Mainstream

    For the first time in the two companies history, Microsoft and Cray have teamed up to offer a powerful mix of what each company does best - - the Cray CX1! What is the CX1, you ask? It’s a compact supercomputer running Windows HPC Server 2008 , that’s what. It’s the most affordable supercomputer Cray...