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Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 provides a productive, cost-effective, and high-performance computing (HPC) solution that runs on x64-bit hardware. Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 can be deployed, managed, and extended using familiar tools and technologies. Get up to speed quickly with Microsoft HPC Server 2008 R2 with these videos, white papers, and presentations.


  • Overview of Microsoft Technical Computing and HPC Server 2008 R2

    A high level synopsis of Microsoft's Technical Computing offerings is presented by Ryan Waite, General Manager for High Performance Computing. The sheer size of generated data is a key driver in today's computational ecosphere. By the end of 2010, over 1.2 zetabyte of data will have ...
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  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Monitoring and Management Part One

    Kathy Palmer, Lead Program Manager of the HPC Team, presents the management and monitoring enhancements released with R2. The notion of personal supercomputing is a core operational paradigm that is rapidly evolving in the numerical computing ecosphere. Various visualization aids, such ...
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  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Monitoring and Management Part Two

    Part Two explores cluster management and demonstrates how major administrative tasks are performed from a single integrated console: Configuration & Deployment, Monitoring, Node Management, Job Management, Reporting, and Diagnostics.
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  • Diagnostics and reporting in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

    Rae Wang, Senior Program Manager on the Windows HPC Team enumerates the diagnostics and reporting features available in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2. Microsoft designed comprehensive diagnostics to assist with granular troubleshooting, empowering administrators, ISVs, and IHVs to address ...
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  • HPC Server 2008 R2 Job Scheduler

    Greg Burgess, Principal Development Manager for the HPC team, describes the HPC job scheduler. Job lifecycle is described according to three phases, Admission (jobs enter the scheduler), Allocation (scheduler makes decisions about job placement), and Activation (scheduler starts and controls ...
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  • Hybrid Windows HPC & Linux Clusters

    Matt Blythe, Product Manager with the Microsoft Technical Computing team, offers an introduction to Dual-Boot "Hybrid" Clusters that allow Windows HPC and Linux HPC to exist on the same hardware. A key advantage of this approach is simplified integration into existing Linux-centric ...
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  • Deploy a virtual HPC 2008 R2 cluster

    The click-through simulation will guide you through the installation of virtual Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster. The virtual HPC compute nodes will be deployed automatically over a virtual network.