Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 has been released lately. Windows HPC Server 2008 is a high performance server which offers near to real time processing to the applications running on it. The latest HPC Server 2008 R2 SP2 is available as a trial version which can be evaluated for 180 days.
According to Microsoft:
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite provides enterprise-class tools, performance, & scalability for a highly productive HPC environment. The Suite provides a complete & integrated cluster environment including the OS, HPC Job Scheduler, Message Passing Interface v2 (MPI2) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) interactive application support, cluster management & monitoring, the ability to distribute Excel calculations, and the ability to harness idle Windows 7 workstations.
The complete Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite contains two components. Windows HPC Server 2008 Operating System and HPC Pack 2008 R2 Enterprise application.
The Operating System is designed specifically to be used in a clustering environment and the HPC pack provides tools like job scheduling and cluster management. Both the components can be downloaded from the following location:
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite with Service Pack 2 Evaluation
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