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Windows Server To the Max

It may seem odd to launch a 2008 product in the year 2010, but that's what happens with a Release 2. In this case, Microsoft hit the Big Apple to debut Windows HPC Server 2008 R2.

The server is designed for data-intensive apps such as large databases and data mining. This baby can now handle more than 1,000 nodes, which is four times more than its predecessor.

The new rev also ties Windows 7 more tightly into the high-performance world. The client can exploit unused server cycles to do front-end processing such as sorting massive Excel databases.

I'm more interested in how the Windows client can exploit multicore and graphical processors to handle mega apps. Do you have any experience in this world? If so, drop me a line at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/22/2010 at 1:18 PM


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