Microsoft Updates Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Sep 21, 2010


Microsoft has released an updated version of its Windows HPC Server 2008 R2. According to this news report on Computer World, the new HPC (high performance computing) version can tap into compute resources throughout an enterprise as well as a cloud computing system.


New features lets users tap into corporate servers and cloud computing system.

"Microsoft's new HPC, or high performance computing, server can also be managed with existing Windows management tools, and 'supports the trend of HPC becoming from what used to be islands of specialized infrastructure to be weaved into the rest of IT processes,' said Kyril Faenov, general manager of Microsoft's High Performance Computing Group.

"The updated HPC server can scavenge for compute cycles on other systems running on a network that are preloaded with an agent. The upcoming Service Pack 1 for the server will add to also tap into public cloud computing cycles, Microsoft said."

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