The following is a review of a technical breakout session from the HP Technology Forum in Orlando, FL (Oct. 17-20, 2005). Doug Lora, Senior Product Manager for HPC from Microsoft, and Doug de Werd, HPC Technical Marketing from Hewlett-Packard, presented “Introducing Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server.”
Review: Introducing Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server
Submitted by Kenneth Farmer 2005-11-11 Windows 3 Comments
Although it’s a natural step for MS to develop this product, I wonder how long it will last. So far no Windows has been able to run in a network without some form of extra protection, be it a firewall or virusscanner, and seeing how it is based on 2003, I don’t expect this one to be able to do without. And that would defeat the purpose of running a high performance cluster.
My guess is it can only be used stand-alone for Windows specific computing needs (compiling more Windows?). Scientific institutes would most likely stick with the *nix clusters.