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.

MSDN: Microsoft High Performance Computing for Developers


MSDN Virtual Labs: Introducing .NET4 Parallel Extensions

MSDN: Microsoft MPI

Microsoft TechNet: Windows HPC Server

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Resource Kit

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Community

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite Evaluation

I also found a comparison between Dryad and Hadoop here:

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