Developers will be interested to learn more about how to create highly-scalable distributed compute-intensive solutions in a series of Webcasts about Windows HPC Server 2008. Webcasts are presented both morning and evening for developers and architects.

Windows HPC Server Development, the MPI Application Model

September 11, 2008, at 8:00am PDT and 7:00pm PDT

Windows HPC Server 2008 introduces innovative features for traditional High Performance Computing solutions.    Significant improvements have been implemented across the entire HPC stack.  Learn about the new Network Direct RDMA technology and how it enables very fast, high-bandwidth, distributed shared memory computing.   MS MPI is now integrated with Event Tracing for Windows easing the task of profiling, analysis, and visualization of HPC solution performance.   A new Job Scheduler architecture delivers impressive performance while also enabling intelligent scheduling policies and resource management.   Traditional HPC solution developers will appreciate the elegance of Microsoft’s latest platform technologies while those new to the parallel computing problem domain will want to consider Windows HPC based solutions.

Register for the September 11 morning Webcast

Register for the September 11 evening webcast.

Windows HPC Server Development, the WCF Application Model 

October 2, 2008 at 8:00am PDT and 7:00pm PDT

Windows HPC Server 2008 introduces a new interactive programming model for High Performance Computing solutions.   Learn how to host Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) components within a compute cluster and how to leverage the cluster in various service-oriented client application scenarios.  An innovative departure from traditional clustered computing, the HPC+WCF Services model enables ease of solution development, deployment, and management.   Early adopters include financial services enterprises with near real-time interactive compute requirements. 

Register for the October 2 morning Webcast.

Register for the October 2 evening Webcast.

Performance and Networking Gains with Windows HPC Server 2008

October 15, 2008, 8:00am PDT and October 16, 2008, 7:00pm PDT

The ability for engineers and researchers in all types of organizations to efficiently and reliably run parallel applications is mission critical. In answer to that, Bill Gates set a goal at Supercomputer 2005 to provide a platform which could make the power of high performance computing available to the masses. Three years later, Microsoft is introducing Windows HPC Server 2008, and new HPC platform that includes many performance and scalability improvements designed to reliably  handle some of the toughest parallel applications, while still providing ease of management. This webinar will discuss several of the new features and performance enhancements designed to make Windows HPC Server 2008 ideal for the most demanding research, scientific, and engineering environments.

 Register for the October 15 morning Webcast.

Register for the October 16 evening Webcast.