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    A Hybrid OS Cluster Solution

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    Dr. Patrice Calegari , HPC Application Specialist, BULL S.A.S. and Thomas Varlet , HPC Technology Solution Professional from Microsoft just posted a great technical document covering "Dual-Boot and Virtualization with Windows HPC Server 2008 and Linux...
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    Windows HPC Server 2008 now in the top 25 of the Top500 List

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    We are very excited to share with you the news of a major achievement for the Microsoft HPC program.  Running Windows HPC Server 2008 the HPC Performance Team recently completed a Top500 run on the fastest HPC cluster at National Center for Supercomputing...
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    Hyper-V RTM is today

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    What else to say? Let the fun begin or - like Patrick says - "We’re bringing the joy of the holidays back to you with the “12 Days of Virt-Mas.”
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    Edge Team at TechEd IT Pro

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    You could not make it to TechEd IT Pro this year? Just make sure you follow the coolest part on TechNet Edge: http://edge.technet.com/Tags/teched+2008/ .   And here's the team's first stunt (keynote backstage of course): http://edge.technet.com/Media...
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    Windows HPC - Playing with the big boys

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    Giovanni is convinced that Windows HPC Server 2008 is now playing with the big boys. Find out why and what IB , Network Direct and 2 GB/sec have to do with it in his recent blog post. I thought the recent announcement was already proof enough or at least...
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    Virtualization or How Microsoft Does IT

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    In case you wonder how mature virtualization technology from Microsoft, namely Hyper-V, is, you should sign up for the upcoming life TechNet webcast "How Microsoft does IT: Management and Operations in Windows Server 2008". But be warned, this...
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    TechEd IT Pro is over? Far from true!

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    Well, the actual event may be over but the Edge team is still publishing very interesting information from TechEd. See for yourself. And the list of videos and interviews is constantly growing. Make sure you check out The Perimeter and get in touch with...
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    Bill Gates: Transitioning into the Future

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    Don't miss this exclusive Channel 9 interview with Bill Gates. Hear Charles Torre asking questions and what Bill thinks about the life, the universe and the rest like: "What's on Bill's mind as he prepares to step away from his full time responsibilities...
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    Exchange Server support in virtual machines

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    On Scott Schnoll's weblog " Is this thing on? " Scott provides details on the support for Exchange Server 2007 in Hyper-V hosted guest OS as outlined in a TechEd 2008 session earlier this month. Some key points of his post: Within 60 days of...
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    New HPC Performance Tuning Paper Available

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    Aleksey Savateyev, one of the Microsoft HPC architects in the platform evangelism team, just released a new white paper on performance tuning for applications on CCS 2003. You can find this and many other valuable resources on the Microsoft HPC community...
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    Free TechNet Edge Shirts at TechEd IT Pro

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    Over half of my team is at TechEd this week. They all have different responsibilities like presenting, video shooting, interviewing and of course meeting with "the customer" and "the partner". Today - in about 10 minutes (12:30pm ET...
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    Great TechEd IT Pro videos on Edge

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    We all know swag scoring is part of every tech. event, right? Well, of course TechEd is no different. Adam, the king of swag hunt and one of the masterminds behind TechNet Edge competes with Laura from On10 for the best and most swag. She never had a...
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    Who are these guys?

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    Video taping yourself before you do your session at a major event? Who does things like that? The cool folks from TechNet Edge .
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    Sweden, archipelagos and Teraflops

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    When I think of Sweden I think of the beautiful coastline and and thousands of tiny little islands along the Swedish coast. Not anymore. This morning IBM and Umeå University announced the most powerful Windows-based computer in Europe being installed...
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