VolkerW's WebLog

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    Hyper-V Check Tool for AMD Processors

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    Ben just pointed to a page on AMD's website containing valuable processor related tools for free download. The one of importance here is obviously an " AMD Virtualization™ Technology and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ System Compatibility Check...
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    Sucker

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    Depending on who you are, the work sucker has a different meaning. Today I have seen a SuperSucker:
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    What is HPC for anyway and where Microsoft fits into it

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    Giovanni has put together an excellent document highlighting a specific industry and how it leverages high performance computing (HPC). He also explains what Microsoft has got to do with it and why Microsoft is a perfect match with its set of platforms...
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    Turning a Mac Mini into a virtual Windows HPC Server 2008 Compute Cluster

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    Best thing you can do to a Mac Mini? No, wait, certainly not the right way to start this post. I am going prepare a Mac Mini in such a way that you will be able to install a 2 or more node HPC cluster and a head node. Once you followed the steps outlined...
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    Hyper-V Release Candidate available

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    YES, RC0 of the Microsoft virtualization solution Hyper-V is available for download. John Howard has an excellent and extensive blog post about the details. Please pay close attention to his post and read 'til the end before you install the bits! It is...
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    Microsoft and Intel Launch Parallel Computing Research Centers

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    Just in case you missed this: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/mar08/03-18UPCRCPR.mspx Today Microsoft and Intel announced a joint initiative to fund two universal parallel programming research centers. One will be located at UC Berkeley...
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    Web10

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    Did you get the Web 2.0 thing? If you just said yes, you might be wrong. There are too many definitions out there about what Web 2.0 is. In fact, so many definitions from so many different "authorities" that is has become way too confusing....
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    Microsoft HPC++ CompFin Lab

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    What's that? At least a pretty cool offering! The HPC++ Labs in general are an incubation effort within the Microsoft HPC Server product team. Some of its goals are: Demonstrate end-to-end integrated HPC solutions using Windows HPC Server 2008 and Microsoft...
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    The 64-bit Tipping Point

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    Intel recently (re-) published a somewhat old document from the 2004's, " The 64-bit Tipping Point ". It has been slightly updated and is definitely worth reading if you are still considering to move to a 64-bit application model. The document...
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    Overwhelming interest in Windows HPC Event in the UK

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    Have to share this bit of information. As part of the Microsoft wide evangelism about Windows HPC Server, we host a series of worldwide events for technical and business decision makers. In the past the sign ups for these free of charge overview events...
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    Essential Business Server

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    What's that you might ask. Well, there's a new blog you want to check out. Eric Watson, the Group Program Manager, Essential Business Server, has just started the new blog with 3 essential posts. Where can I get the bits? Welcome to the Windows Essential...
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    More Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for Free

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    Thank you all for the email and for registering on the Windows HPC Community Portal. And yes, I have received more copies of CCS 2003 SP1 that I will give away for free. As with the previous set of freebies, please go to http://windowshpc.net and sign...
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    FolderShare got updated

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    Being a huge fan and long time user of FolderShare this is great news. Not only announced the FolderShare team a new version today, they also started their blog. Find the updated version - you can just install is over the old - here . The team blog post...
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    Windows HPC Server 2008 CTP released

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    Today the product group has released the HPC Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP). This is the next major milestone on our way to RTM. As always, the software is available via Microsoft Connect. If you are interested in the CTP build, please...
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    Teched 2008, Call for session ideas on HPC

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    You're right, it's not that close. Except for us. Everyone involved in TechEd is heads down planning the sessions, chalk talks, hands on labs and more. For HPC we have already quite a few very cool sessions planned. Focus on Windows HPC Server 2008 of...
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    Corporate Email access on the iPhone

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    I guess you follow the live "feed" on Gizmodo: http://live.gizmodo.com/ . If not, here are my 2 favorites, cited from Gizmodo : Traditional exchange support is complicated. Microsoft has build an infrastructure that is better. Exchange/Activesync...
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    Two new HPC videos on Channel9

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    Last night Phil finished two more screencasts and uploaded them to the HPC Show on Channel9. All videos focus on Windows HPC Server 2008. The product is expected to ship sometime in summer this year. The first video is about the new diagnostics features...
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    Evangelism at Microsoft

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    It is great to be an evangelist. We do all sorts of cool stuff, talk about new technologies, run training labs, write blog posts, do screencasts, work on webcasts and videos. The list goes on and on. No, this is not a request for applications. I am in...
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    HPC Event in Washington, DC

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    Microsoft is hosting a one day HPC event in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled for March 19th and is targeting mainly technical decision makers. The event is on invitation only. I just pulled the latest numbers for the event and it turns out that...
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    Try Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 for Free

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    --- Please see update below --- You have checked out our community portal for HPC, www.windowshpc.net , and have downloaded a few of the samples, maybe the LINPACK code and now what? Where the heck do I get the bits to try CCS? There are a few option...
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    What is Windows Server 2008 like anyways?

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    You don't want to miss the new serverunleashed.com . When I saw the internal announcement I thought: "Well, a robot. Ok, so what's new?" I was about to bitch about it. Good I waited. Pretty agile boy the new Windows Server 2008. Best thing:...
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    Apple has passed Dell in the classroom

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    Tim Cook, Apple's COO, mentioned it at the Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium a few days back: "We just received word on Monday that Apple surpassed Dell as the number one supplier of portables to US higher education for 2007." I...
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    Future in the Cloud

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    These days there's a lot of talk in the industry about cloud computing. This is no different inside Microsoft. The hallways are full of "cloud talk" and "could action". I guess we will see quite some impressive announcements and products...
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    I suck at Photoshop

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    That's a fact. And I gave up on it some time ago and am still stuck with Microsoft Digital Image 2006. It easy to use and does some of the stuff I want to do ... and ... you can't buy it anymore. Microsoft wants us to use the Expression tools . Great...
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    Microsoft Windows Server Performance team blog

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    A new blog has appeared on the Microsoft TechNet blog website. The Windows Server Performance team started their blog with a pretty exciting topic: " Hyper-V and Multiprocessor VMs ." As you can image, really interesting stuff. The post from...
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