Microsoft has announced the general availability of its latest version of the HPC platform Windows HPC Server 2008. This is the second version of the product. It ships with with some significant enhancements over the previous version. Web services integration and a greatly enhanced scheduler are among them.

Check out more information on the launch event website.

A trial version (180 days) will be available later today for download on the Microsoft HPC portal. Check after 12PM Pacific Standard Time.

Windows HPC Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition & Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 will be available Nov 1. 

Wenming just published a "No scientist left behind ..." post with some interesting details and insight about Windows HPC Server 2008.

Recently I had put together a comprehensive list of Windows HPC related resources to get you started. Check out my previous post.