Saturday, May 23, 2009

[Tutorial] Installing Windows HPC Server 2008 in Hyper-V
Part 1 – Preparing the installation

This is the first part of a series that explains how to install Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) in a Hyper-V environment. It provides all steps necessary to set-up the system for being able to evaluate and test its high performance abilities and train yourself before setting up the real system.

The tutorial is based a trial version of HPCS 2008 that can be found here:

You need an installation of Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition that you have updated with the latest patches and install the Hyper-V role. Take care to update the system at least with KB950050 before installing the Hyper-V role otherwise it will just run as RC version and not as RTM version.

  • In the Server Manager click on “Add Roles”


  • Select the Hyper-V role and install it on the Server


  • If you see this message then you need to update your system at least with Patch KB950050



Thursday, May 21, 2009

[HPC] High Performance Computing Server (HPCS)

Microsoft provides its own High Performance Computing solution Windows HPC Server 2008. The latest version if even more powerful and easier to use than Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. So if you need the power of parallel computing then Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 is the right choice.

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