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Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Ships! 

We have finished version 3 of Windows HPC Server! The verbose, official, and approved name is Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite signaling that we are leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 as our core operating system but make no mistake, this is the big v3 release, our most ambitious release. It’s like the third stage...Read more

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 move represents our ongoing commitment to parallel computing and high performance...Read more

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 increasingly mainstream, and the Imagine Cup proved to be...Read more

HPC making swings in the Masters… 

This week kicked off the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia. While thousands of fans cheer for their favorite player, each professional golfer will pick up a club, swing, and hope for the best.  What’s often overlooked in this story is the scientific precision that goes into making the clubs that golfers depends on to...Read more

Tech support for all those different VMs 

Arrived back to Redmond late yesterday from Reno where I was attending Supercomputing 2007 conference. I suspect SC07 will be best remembered for the power outage that hit the convention center and most of downtown Reno, and Ashlee’s stellar headline. While I was in Reno, there were lots of colleagues in Barcelona making all kinds of announcements, from Windows...Read more

Download beta of new Windows HPC Server 2008 

For those of you interested in parallel computing and high performance computing, you’ll take note that today we released the first public beta of V2 of Windows Server 2008 for HPC clusters. The V2 product is called Windows HPC Server 2008. The product currently in the market is called Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003 (or Windows CCS). I’m...Read more

Wall Street’s Interest for HPC Grows 

It’s been a while since I posted about Windows CCS (the high-performance computing edition of Windows Server 2003). Just because I’ve been radio silent, doesn’t mean others have been. In fact, we launched a new Web site geared toward the industries like financial services, manufacturing, oil & gas, geo sciences and life sciences. And if...Read more

WinHEC 2007: 64bit server OS 

At some point along the way, you’ve probably been given this advice about public speaking: (1) tell them what you’re going to say; (2) tell them; and (3) tell them what you’ve said. I’ve always found that to be good guidance, yet so easy to overlook or disgard because there’s so much I want to say....Read more