Windows HPC Server 2008 is a high performance server which gives analysts, engineers and scientists high availability of computation resources. Examples of HPC Server include decoding genomes, animating movies, analyzing financial risks and other highly complex problems which demand high availability of resources.
Microsoft also provides monitoring management pack for Windows HPC 2008 R2 monitoring, both for proactive and reactive monitoring. This monitoring management pack is especially useful for monitoring the cluster environment of Windows HPC Server 2008.
Here are some of the features of Windows HPC Server 2008 Management Pack:
- Monitors for a greater number of HPC-related services on the cluster nodes, including the HPC MPI Service, the HPC Broker Service, the HPC Session Service, and the MSMQ Service
- A monitor for the disk usage of the MSMQ service on broker nodes
- Monitors for workstation nodes
- Monitors for CPU utilization and memory utilization on compute nodes and workstation nodes
- Ability to monitor the collective status of a node group
- A monitor for cluster power consumption efficiency, as well as configurable rules to dynamically increase the power consumption efficiency of compute nodes