Say goodbye to 2008 with 10 HPC web casts

It's the last day of 2008, and I am uploading some of the web casts that we have done for HPC in the last year.  

All available at:

(may take a day to fully show up, the the links below should work)


Bringing speed and visibility to software builds using Windows high-performance clustering with Electric Cloud and Microsoft

Improving the speed of the software build/test/deploy cycle is one of the most effective ways of increasing developer productivity.  In order to break the build bottleneck, all limitations to performance must be overcome: dependencies, accuracy, and infrastructure speed.  ElectricAccelerator solves the problem of hidden and implicit dependencies, guaranteeing accuracy while enabling parallel execution, and Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 provides the most effective cluster infrastructure to support the ElectricAccelerator technology.

Dramatic Acceleration of Excel-based Trading Simulations with Platform and Microsoft

Tired of waiting hours for simulation results? In this solution overview, Platform will review the challenges of running Excel models in a distributed environment, and describe the benefits and details of how to deploy models without wholesale code/macro changes. Learn how to enhance application performance and empower quants and developers to deploy distributed applications quickly without modification, using Platform Symphony's Excel Connector with Windows HPC Server 2008 and Microsoft® Office 2007 Excel. You'll discover how the world's top financial firms can realize new revenue opportunities ahead of the competition by leveraging this joint solution. 

High Performance Computing for the Masses with Intel

High Performance Computing has its roots in non-commercial, academic, national lab and governmental environments where very large, compute-intensive workloads and applications are executed.  According to recent data from IDC HPC, economically-attractive clusters have become the common denominator across most HPC deployments.  In parallel, the continuing maturation of HPC ISV commercial business software, the refinement of operating system & cluster software, and the consistent availability of more computing power at lower cost have opened up the inherent performance advantages of HPC clusters to a much wider community of users.  Please join Intel for an overview of the current HPC marketplace and the potential alternatives of utilizing High Performance Computing clusters for both increased productivity and competitive advantage. 

HPC in Life Insurance Modeling - Leveraging Milliman's MG-ALFA on the Cray CX1 Supercomputer with Windows HPC Server 2008 to Meet Emerging Insurance Requirements and Deliver Advanced Analytics

MG-ALFA from Milliman is available on the new Cray CX1 deskside supercomputer and is fully integrated with the Windows HPC Server 2008. Join us for this informative webcast and learn about the new Cray CX1 system, get the latest information on the recent developments in version 6.7 of MG-ALFA and explain the benefits of MG-ALFA on the latest version of Windows HPC technology, Windows HPC server 2008.  Topics covered will include:   Introduction to the recently-introduced Cray CX1 supercomputer; Performance of MG-ALFA on Windows HPCS, Scaling performance for very large system counts running MG-ALFA on Windows HPCS, Technical requirements for the implementation of MG-ALFA on Windows HPCS, Enhancements to Windows HPCS over the prior version of this software, Windows Compute Cluster Server.   The Webinar is of interest to anyone evaluating an implementation of the Principles based approach to Capital.

Windows HPC Server Development, the MPI Application Model

Windows HPC Server 2008 introduces innovative features for traditional High Performance Computing solutions.    Significant improvements have been implemented across the entire HPC stack.  Learn about the new NetworkDirect RDMA technology and how it enables very fast, high-bandwidth, distributed shared memory computing.   MS MPI is now integrated with Event Tracing for Windows easing the task of profiling, analysis, and visualization of HPC solution performance.   A new Job Scheduler architecture delivers impressive performance while also enabling intelligent scheduling policies and resource management.   Traditional HPC solution developers will appreciate the elegance of Microsoft's latest platform technologies while those new to the parallel computing problem domain will want to consider Windows HPC based solutions

Improving Electronic System Design Productivity using Synopsys System Studio and Saber on Windows HPC Server 2008

Synopsys System Studio and Saber products are now available on Windows HPC Server 2008.   Join us for this informative webcast and get the latest information on how System Studio further improves performance and signal processing design productivity by taking full advantage of Windows HPC Server 2008 as a stable, extensible environment on high-performance CPUs. Learn how Saber helps automotive and aerospace supply chains meet stringent reliability and safety requirements for mechatronic systems in harsh environments.    System Studio is Synopsys' model-based algorithm design and analysis offering providing a unique dataflow simulation engine with the highest performance for exploring, verifying and optimizing digital signal processing algorithms. Saber is Synopsys' technology-leading mechatronic design and analysis software, advancing Robust Design and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies into today's automotive, aerospace, and commercial design.

The Development of a Next Generation Networking Interface - Network Direct

Mellanox and Microsoft bring you an informative and informational webcast on Network Direct. The ability of scientists to access the right data and apply it the right way is critical for many scientific disciplines. "The life sciences with genomic and proteonomic data, it's an explosion of information that people around the world should be able to benefit from the results that other people are gathering together," Bill Gates, Supercomputing 2005. Three years after, Microsoft has introduced a new networking interface called Network Direct, which enables high performance applications not only to be able to execute faster and handle large information databases, but also to provide efficient parallelism with effective remote data management. In the future, Network Direct might be the common interface not only for MPI based application but also for sockets and file systems. The session will provide an overview of Network Direct development and its potential benefits, a discussion of the role of Windows for MPI applications, and industry case studies.

HPC in Oil and Gas: Reservoir Simulation using Roxar's Tempest on Windows Compute Cluster Server

Join us for an exciting webcast specific for the Oil and Gas Industry!   Predicting the performance of an oil reservoir requires a large amount of computing muscle. This is now available at a reasonable cost using cluster computers with typically 8 - 16 processors. Roxar's Tempest simulator can take full advantage of these clusters using Windows Compute Cluster Server to simplify job submission and administration. This webcast will show you how.   Presented by Robert Frost, Tempest Development Manager and Martin Parker Systems Integration Manager, Roxar Corporation.

Taking the Guesswork out of High-performance Computing for Financial Services

Learn how insurers can use Towers Perrin's MoSesT V6.2 software with Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 to run sophisticated Financial models in less time. Changes in the financial services industry are requiring firms to manage risks and capital better. To meet this challenge, insurers need robust financial modeling software integrated with a cost-effective high-performance computing platform, which can extend existing IT investments.   Find out how MoSes and WCCS can help save time and increase productivity.

Windows HPC Server Development, the WCF Application Model

Windows HPC Server 2008 introduces a new interactive programming model for High Performance Computing solutions.   Learn how to host Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) components within a compute cluster and how to leverage the cluster in various service-oriented client application scenarios.  An innovative departure from traditional clustered computing, the HPC+WCF Services model enables ease of solution development, deployment, and management.   Early adopters include financial services enterprises with near real-time interactive compute requirements.