Public beta of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 released

The first public beta release of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, can now be downloaded from Microsoft's website.

The first public beta release of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008, can now be downloaded from Microsoft's website.

HPC Server 2008 provides users with a server operating system and tools designed for high-performance computing (HPC).

Based on the Windows Server 2008 operating system, HPC Server 2008 supports high-speed networking, efficient and scalable cluster management tools, failover capabilities, a service oriented architecture (SOA) job scheduler, and support for third-party clustered file systems.

This software is being run at the Holland Computing Center in the Peter Kiewit Institute at the University of Nebraska, one of the largest clusters in the world. The new 1,151-node Windows-based cluster is expected to enhance the curriculum and resource capabilities by providing compute cycles for a broad variety of government, research and industry uses.




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