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Welcome to the Microsoft High Performance Computing Beta Site.

Microsoft's HPC team creates software to enable you to easily harness the power of cluster-based supercomputing on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Azure.

Existing releases include the Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack, Microsoft HPC Pack 2008, Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 Express and Enterprise, and Microsoft HPC Pack 2012.

Our HPC software can be used for massively parallel programs (computational fluid dynamics, reservoir simulation) as well as embarrassingly parallel programs (BLAST, Monte Carlo simulations).

An HPC Pack-based system is a cluster of servers that includes a head node, and one or more compute nodes (on-premises or Azure-based). The head node controls and mediates all access to the cluster resources and is the single point of management, deployment and job scheduling for the compute cluster. It utilizes the existing corporate Active Directory infrastructure for security and account management.

 The Windows Azure HPC Scheduler software development kit is a solution that enables you to deploy applications in a scalable, high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure in Windows Azure. Applications that have been built using the on-premises job submission API from the HPC Pack can use very similar job submission interfaces in the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler.



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  • Official Microsoft HPC Page