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The beta for the second service pack (SP2) of Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 software and the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 is now publicly available.
The service pack provides improved reliability as well as an enhanced feature set including:
See Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2 Beta is out! for details on how to participate in the beta program.
Windows HPC Server can be used for massively parallel programs (computational fluid dynamics, reservoir simulation) as well as embarrassingly parallel programs (BLAST, Monte Carlo simulations).
High Performance Computing gives analysts, engineers and scientists the computation resources they need to make better decisions, fuel product innovation, speed research and development, and accelerate time to market. Some examples of HPC usage include: decoding genomes, animating movies, analyzing financial risks, streamlining crash test simulations, modeling global climate solutions and other highly complex problems.
For more information about how to get started using high performance computing, see Try HPC Server Today.
If you need on demand computational power, and at massive scale, then Ryan Waite shows you how with HPC Pack 2008 R2 in the video Technical Computing Launch keynote. After creating a node template (standard for HPC machine types) of type Windows Azure you can:
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See the Getting Started with Windows Azure site for links to videos, developer training kit, software developer kit and more. Get free developer tools too.
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For other videos about independent software vendors (ISVs) on Windows Azure, see:
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