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  • Blog Post: Windows, Memory and the limits to it

    First of all, no matter how much memory you put into your system, it ain't enough. And this is true for all or at least most of the operating systems. Earlier this week Mark Russinovich wrote a blog post about "Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory." Needless to say, it is another...
  • Blog Post: Resources for HPC development – not only on Windows

    Phil put together a collection of resources relevant for HPC development. I hope you find these resources useful in your discovery of high performance computing on Windows . Windows HPC news and content links: Phil's developer blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/philpenn/                            Giovanni...
  • Blog Post: Considerations when upgrading to Windows Server 2008

    My boss Neil just published a post on "Application Considerations When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008." Very nice and complete article. This should be your first read if you are in the process of evaluating Windows Server 2008. Content: Changes When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Process...
  • Blog Post: Spark your Dreams with DreamSpark

    Free software from Microsoft? No way! Wrong ! Last night Microsoft launched DreamSpark . From the Channel 8 program homepage: DreamSpark is simple, it's all about giving students Microsoft professional-level developer and design tools at no charge so you can chase your dreams and create the next big...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Binary Formats - Availability under OSP

    Brian Jones has announced the posting of the Microsoft Office Binary Format specs on this blog . Along with these formats we have also provided a few additional format specs: Windows Compound Binary File Format Specification PDF | XPS Windows Metafile Format (.wmf) Specification PDF | XPS...
  • Blog Post: PGI CDK Cluster Development Kit for Windows CCS

    The Portland group just released a CDK for Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS). From sys-con : "Until now, the PGI CDK has been available only for Linux-based clusters based on 32-bit and 64-bit microprocessors from AMD and Intel. The Portland Group extends to these same platforms support for the...
  • Blog Post: Be Ready for Windows Server 2008

    With the launch right around the corner (Feb 27) we receive a lot of questions from developer about how to get ready for Windows Server 2008 (WS2K8). Here are my top 10 resources: Just test your application thoroughly in Windows Server 2008 . Free, easy and no additional resources needed. Make Your Applications...
  • Blog Post: HPC section on MSDN Code Gallery

    Phil just announced the availability of a new section on MSDN Code Gallery. This new area is dedicated to sharing code and samples focusing on High Performance Computing on Windows HPC Server 2008. Since it is very new, there's currently not too much up there. Phil has posted code on " How to build...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Code Gallery has launched

    MSDN and the DevDiv Community Connection Team just launched the MSDN Code Gallery. Microsoft and community members can use this site to share code samples/snippets, sample applications, and other resources. Code Gallery is available here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com To satisfy the number one feedback...
  • Blog Post: Running a Windows HPC Server 2008 cluster on Hyper-V

    Recently Giovanni posted a document on the Windows HPC community portal describing how to set up a virtual HPC cluster. The ZIP file (did he use his MacBook to write the doc? :)) contains also sample code that can be executed against the virtual cluster and examples that show how to use the new admin...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Resources

    If you are interested in HPC on the Windows platform or want to get started, here are some useful resources for you: General Microsoft HPC landing page, www.microsoft.com/hpc Technical community portal, www.windowshpc.net Worldwide one day awareness events, www.hpcpal.com Developers MSDN, msdn.microsoft...
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