|The Leading Source for Global News and Information Covering the Ecosystem of High Productivity Computing / May 12, 2006|
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the availability of the release candidate of Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003. The release candidate milestone signifies that the product code has met certain quality and performance goals, and is suitable for production deployment by early adopter customers and partners. Currently, more than 30 customers are using Windows CCS 2003 to solve complex computational problems.
Windows CCS 2003 is designed to help customers accelerate time-to-insight by providing a reliable high-performance computing platform that is simple to deploy, operate, and integrate with existing infrastructure and tools. It incorporates the following capabilities:
Microsoft's offering is poised to compete with Linux-based cluster management software in the rapidly growing HPC cluster market. According to the company, Windows CCS 2003 is on target to be released to manufacturers by the end of June.