Dear blog, it’s been a while since my last post

Monday, January 16, 2012

If you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to in the last couple of weeks, and if you are still waiting anxiously for my next post about WCF 4.5, fear not, I’m here, I’m alive, and I’m still kicking. It’s been quite a rough month, as I have been occupied knee deep in home renovations. If you’ve ever dealt with contractors, technicians, and handyman, you know the type of frustration I’m talking about. Between re-tiling my floors, replacing my kitchen cabinets, and re-painting my entire home, I also managed to find the time to deliver some courses on...

Windows HPC with burst to Windows Azure training kit refresh

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Windows HPC with burst to Windows Azure training kit is a set of sample labs that demonstrate how to use Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 with Windows Azure to harness the power of Windows Azure compute nodes for the processing of high-performance computing (HPC) algorithms. The first training kit, which also included a white paper, was released on May 2011 and included several samples that demonstrated the features of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1. The updated training kit demonstrates the features of the newly released SP2, such as a RESTful API for accessing the scheduler service,...

Did you mean the hpcpack command?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Did you reach this post because you are a frequent reader of my blog? or did you get here because you are looking for the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 command called hpcpack? The hpcpack is a command that is used in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 (SP1 currently) to create deployment packages that are installed in Azure worker nodes. With the hpcpack you can create a .zip file that contains the content you wish to deploy, upload the package to the Azure storage where all HPC application packages are stored (it is a special blob created...