Get Started Guide for HPC Pack 2016
This guide provides basic conceptual information and general procedures for installing a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster by using Microsoft® HPC Pack 2016. With HPC Pack, you can create and manage HPC clusters consisting of dedicated on-premises compute nodes, part-time servers, workstation computers, and on-demand compute resources that are deployed in Microsoft Azure.
The steps in this guide will help you to deploy a new on-premises cluster using the latest version of HPC Pack 2016: HPC Pack 2016 Update 1.
- To learn about late-breaking issues and other important information about HPC Pack 2016 Update 1, review the release notes.
HPC Pack 2016 introduces a new feature that HPC Pack can be installed on a computer that is not domain-joined. This new feature is designed for HPC clusters in Azure. For an on-premises HPC cluster, we strongly recommend that you create the cluster in an Active Directory domain. This guide assumes you are creating the cluster in an Active Directory domain.
Checklist: Deploy an HPC cluster
The following checklist describes the overall process of designing and deploying an on-premises HPC cluster. Each task in the checklist is described in detail in a linked section.
|Step 1: Prepare for your deployment||Before you start deploying your HPC cluster, review the list of prerequisites and initial considerations.|
|Step 2: Deploy the head node (or nodes)||Deploy the head node by installing Windows Server and HPC Pack.|
|Step 3: Configure the cluster||Configure the cluster by following the steps in the Deployment To-do List in HPC Cluster Manager|
|Step 4: Add Windows nodes to the cluster||Add on-premises nodes to the cluster by deploying them from bare metal, by importing an XML file, or by manually configuring them.|
|Step 5: Add Linux nodes to the cluster||Add on-premises Linux compute nodes to the cluster by manually configuring them.|
|Topic: High Availability consideration||Consideration on building High available on-premises HPC Pack Cluster.|