Fellow HPC enthusiasts,
Microsoft announced plans to release an HPC edition of Windows Server 2003. You can read about it here if you're interested. It will be interesting to see how Windows fares in what has traditionally been a UNIX and Linux domain.
The Cornell Theory Center has been operating large Windows-based clusters for some time now. Does anyone know of any other high-profile sites that use Windows in their HPC environment? If you're using Windows on your HPC systems, please share your experiences with the forum.
Afew years agoI built a Windows cluster in the lab so that a customer could test some parallel applications. We installed the Windows version of MPICH and MPI/Pro from MPI Software Technology. The customers applications performed the same whether the cluster used Windows or Linux. I haven't seen much demand for Windows clusters lately, possibly because cluster configuration and management tools likeOSCAR and NPACI Rocksmake Linux clustering so easy.