Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) is designed specifically to run parallel, high-performance computing (HPC) applications to solve complex computations. Windows HPCS accelerates time-to-insight by providing an HPC platform that is simple to deploy, operate, and integrate with existing infrastructure and tools.
HPCS supports leading HPC applications with an integrated software stack that includes Operating System, Job Scheduler, management tools, and MPI layer. It also integrates seamlessly with existing Windows infrastructure (e.g., Active Directory), allowing you to leverage existing skills and technology for system and node management, workload management, user management and security.
HPCS extends the capabilities of Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 with set-up and configuration templates to save you time and effort, and includes a new administration console. Enhanced monitoring, system health and reporting with built-in diagnostic tools, the ability to create and manage groups of resources, and failover options.
HPCS is also supported by HP-MPI, a high-performance, production-quality implementation of the Message Passing Interface standard by dozens of leading HPC ISVs and offering a standard interface for multiple interconnects.