Windows HPC Server 2008: System Management Overview

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Executive Summary

Windows HPC Server 2008 brings the power of High Performance Computing (HPC) to mainstream while enhancing end users' and cluster administrators' productivity. The new management and deployment interface, with its template-based deployment capabilities, helps simplify deployment of the operating system and applications to both large and small compute clusters and works to increase cluster administrator productivity. Features described in this overview include the Network Configuration Wizard, which simplifies network and topology setup and configuration. Also, using Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 provides fully integrated node deployment and provisioning, and helps to ensure that large clusters can be easily and quickly deployed. Cluster monitoring and troubleshooting is directly integrated into the Administration Console, along with reporting of system health and node performance.

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