Windows HPC

Daniel Pfenniger daniel.pfenniger at
Tue Aug 6 09:09:41 PDT 2002

Paul Redfern wrote:
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In this advertisement I don't see clearly the value added by Windows 
software on such hardware when one wants just to do HPC. 
I only see added costs, which goes against the beowulf philosophy 
to care about the performance/cost ratio.

On the other hand I must understand the generous support of the CTC 
by Microsoft as a way to compensate its poor presence in the Top 500
list ("see Windows can even do cluster computing").

Anyway it would be interesting if someone from Cornell with experience 
with this strange combination of Windows and HPC hardware would argue 
with factual information why it is so wonderful.


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