Windows HPC is a high performance computing (HPC) solution built on Windows Server technology and Microsoft HPC Pack. The Windows HPC solution combines a comprehensive set of deployment, administration, job scheduling, and monitoring tools for your Windows HPC cluster environment, and a flexible platform for developing and running HPC applications.
The latest version of the HPC Pack is Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2. HPC Pack allows you to create, manage, and run HPC applications on Windows HPC clusters consisting of dedicated on-premises compute nodes, part-time servers, workstation computers, and hybrid deployments that can include resources that are deployed in Windows Azure.
The following resources provide information about evaluating and using Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 and Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 with SP1 and for operating Windows HPC Server 2008 R2.
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What's New in Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2
HPC Pack 2012 R2 upgrades HPC Pack 2012 with Service Pack (SP1) clusters and can be used for new cluster installations. It provides improved reliability, support on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 for certain node roles, as well as an enhanced feature set for Windows Azure integration, job scheduling, and cluster management.
Release Notes for Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2
Includes late-breaking issues and information about Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2.
Getting Started Guide for Microsoft HPC Pack
Basic conceptual information and general procedures for installing a high performance computing (HPC) cluster by using Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 or HPC Pack 2012.
Set up a hybrid Windows HPC cluster with compute resources in Windows Azure
Information about how to create a Big Compute solution by using HPC Pack and adding scalable, on-demand compute resources in Windows Azure.
Manage Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2
Information to help a cluster administrator manage, monitor, and configure a Microsoft HPC Pack cluster by using HPC Cluster Manager.
Microsoft HPC Pack provides an integrated application platform for running, managing, and developing parallel computing applications. HPC Job Manager provides your primary interface for submitting and monitoring jobs on a cluster.
Best Practices for Large Deployments of Windows Azure Nodes with Microsoft HPC Pack
This topic provides guidance and best practices recommendations to assist in planning and implementing a large deployment of Windows Azure nodes from an on-premises HPC Pack cluster. These best practices should help minimize the occurrence of Windows Azure deployment timeouts, deployment failures, and loss of live instances.
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