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Windows HPC Server 2008 R2: Submitting Jobs to a Cluster

Updated: February 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

This section contains information about how to create, submit, and monitor jobs on a Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster.

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The HPC Pack 2008 R2 client utilities enable you to submit jobs to a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster. The client utilities provide several methods that you can use to submit jobs, including: HPC Job Manager, HPC PowerShell, the command-line utilites, and built-in SOA clients that support Excel offloading jobs. All of the client utilities are available in the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Express edition. You can download HPC Pack 2008 R2 from the Microsoft Download Center at Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite Evaluation.

This section includes the following documents:

 

Title Description

Job Submission in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Quick Reference

Quick reference for common job submission and job management actions. Includes sample commands and HPC PowerShell cmdlets.

Submitting a Job with Node Preparation and Node Release Tasks in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Step-by-Step Guide

This guide provides information about how Node Preparation and Node Release tasks work, and includes example procedures that describe how to submit a job with a Node Preparation and a Node Release task.

Setting Custom Job Progress Information in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Step-by-Step Guide

This guide includes steps to create a sample application in C# that communicates job progress by using the Progress and Progress Message job properties.

Using the Excel Cluster Connector to Offload UDFs

Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Excel 2010 support offloading User Defined Function (UDFs) that are implemented in an XLL onto the cluster. This topic describes how to enable and configure the Excel Cluster Connector to submit UDF offloading jobs to a cluster.

Log On to a Compute Node to Interact with Your Job in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

This topic describes how a job owner can log on to a compute node in a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster to view and interact with the application display.

HPC Job Manager

This is the online version of the installed help for HPC Job Manager. The topics in this documentation are intended to help you create, submit, and monitor jobs on a Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster.

Guidelines for Running HPC Applications on Windows Azure Nodes

This topic describes some general guidelines about moving data or files to the Azure nodes, using file share, and application licensing considerations.

Guidelines for Running MPI Applications in Windows Azure

This topic describes some general guidelines for running MPI jobs on Azure nodes, including firewall registration, netmasks, and types of MPI jobs best suited for Windows Azure.

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