Windows HPC Server logoCreated for software developers and IT Pros, the Windows HPC Server 2008 Developer Resource Kit includes videos, white papers, datasheets, presentations, and webcasts—all designed to help give you a thorough understanding of Windows HPC Server 2008 and of other related Microsoft technologies for parallel computing.

Windows HPC Server 2008 offers many benefits:

  • For the administrator, it provides an integrated, turnkey HPC cluster solution.
  • For the developer, it offers a set of integrated tools for parallel programming.
  • For the end user, it provides seamless integration with workstation applications and with existing collaboration and workflow solutions. 

We hope you will find this Resource Kit valuable as you assess Windows HPC Server 2008.

Windows HPC Server 2008 provides a productive, cost-effective, and high-performance computing (HPC) solution that runs on x64-bit hardware and can be deployed, managed, and extended using familiar tools and technologies. Windows HPC Server 2008 enables broader adoption of HPC by providing a rich and integrated end-user experience scaling from the desktop application to clusters. Users can submit and monitor jobs from within familiar applications without having to learn new or complex user interfaces.

Visual Studio 2008 provides a comprehensive parallel programming environment for Windows HPC Server 2008. In addition to supporting OpenMP, MPI, and WCF Web Services, Windows HPC Server 2008 also supports third-party numerical library providers, performance optimizers, compilers, and a native parallel debugger for developing and troubleshooting parallel programs.