Microsoft unveils HPC Server 2008

DQW Bureau
28 Nov 2008

Microsoft announced the release of  Windows HPC Server 2008-its latest
offering in the High Performance Computing (HPC) segment. This Windows HPC
Server 2008 will be available to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and
computer manufacturers for final distribution.

Commenting on the launch, Pallavi Kathuria, Director-Server Business Group,
Microsoft India said, "The success achieved by Windows Compute Cluster Server
2003 in the last few years is a strong testament of Microsoft's value
proposition in the HPC market. We are confident that as a successor, Windows HPC
Server 2008 will help us further build on this momentum by offering an
easy-to-deploy, cost-effective and scalable HPC solution for firms to leverage
their existing resources and scale from workstation to cluster-all in a familiar
Windows environment."

By focusing on product-ivity for users, developers and administrators,
Microsoft is all set to take HPC mainstream. "The launch of Windows HPC Server
2008 is just another step in our vision to drive HPC mainstream," added Kathuria.

In India, Microsoft has experienced a great rise in the adoption curve of its
HPC solutions in commercial scenarios like manufacturing, BFSI and media and
entertainment, and has been working with leading names in these areas.

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