Friday, April 22, 2011

2011-04-23 Friday - Microsoft HPC Server

I am very intrigued by the potential future direction of Microsoft's High Performance Computing (HPC) Server Group - and have spent quite a bit of time reading through their material.

A few years ago I spent a fair bit of time studying MPI (see links here, here, and here) for possible use in the design of a client's new Enterprise SOA infrastructure capabilities (for distributed parallel and cluster computing) - and was very pleased to learn that the HPC technologies are based on  MPICH2 from Argonne National Laboratory.

http://www.microsoft.com/hpc

http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/technical-resources/

MSDN: Microsoft High Performance Computing for Developers
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff976568.aspx

MSDN: Using HPC
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc907080%28v=VS.85%29.aspx

MSDN Virtual Labs: Introducing .NET4 Parallel Extensions
https://cmg.vlabcenter.com/default.aspx?moduleid=cc0bc14f-b222-4c3b-b29b-7f729df2af08

MSDN: Microsoft MPI
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb524831%28v=VS.85%29.aspx

Microsoft TechNet: Windows HPC Server
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc514029.aspx

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Resource Kit
http://resourcekit.windowshpc.net/developer.htm

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Community
http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/community/hpc-forums-blogs.aspx


Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite Evaluation 
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b013794-f6fc-4070-b769-9acd0c140ca9&displaylang=en


I also found a comparison between Dryad and Hadoop here:
http://nosql.mypopescu.com/

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