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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Microsoft Advances into High-End Clustering

On May 8, Microsoft took a step into the world of high-end clustering. They announced the possible availability of their Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 product, a 64-bit operating system for the industry-standard x64 processor.

The beta version has been available since September 2005 while the second beta was released during November 2005. Now the official version is finally becoming available, and many VARs and other industry leaders are becoming excited about the new system.

According to Kyril Faenov, Microsoft's director for High-Performance Computing (HPC), "We are going to work with our hardware partners to tailor the systems to particular market scenarios and then to do benchmarks and evidence generation for key applications."

Faenov also commented that "Our strategy is to deliver the best value and help grow the market, and we are making very pragmatic choices based on specific requirements we hear partners or customers want. MPI was an example of this, and if there are other places where this makes sense for us, our customers and/or partners, we'll look at them."

Learn more about the high-end clustering from Microsoft in the full article (link above).

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