Microsoft High Performance Computing (HPC) Links


I have been teaching the Understanding and Administering Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 course and have created this resource for you.

Here is a group of links that can help you with Microsoft HPC Product.

Microsoft Windows HPC Server:

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Microsoft Technet :

Community Forums and blogs:


"Windows HPC Server 2008 Head Node Performance Tuning" is here

"Windows HPC Server 2008 System Management Overview" is here


The test HPC Exam 70-690 will ask questions about Power Shell, if you are new to Power Shell, I found some good tutorial exercises at this link:

The HPC specific cmdlets are documented here:

The CLI commands are documented here:

In fact, it would be a good idea to make sure you study all of the Technical Reference and Troubleshooting sections from the TechNet Library.

It would be helpful to review this article as well:


Some of the IB device drivers that have the Certified for Windows Server 2008 logo that are available are:

You can also download the latest device drivers that are published by the OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA), which work with most commercially available HCA cards. For more information and to download the latest device drivers that are published by the OFA, see The OpenFabrics Alliance (


HPC Server Activation Filter that Checks for License Availability is here.