HPC Pack 2012 -- Latest supported version of SQL Server ? RRS feed

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  • I have HPC Pack 2012 with latest update installed (KB3189996). Lately I am seeing SQL Server process hogging the memory. I was wondering if I could update the SQL Server (Express) 2014 that was installed by HPC installer. If I can, what is the latest supported version of SQL Server Express 2014 (SPx?/CUx?) that I can install?

    Friday, December 8, 2017 2:04 AM


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  • SQL Server Express 2014 shall work for HPC Pack 2012.

    But please be noted that, if you have fair large workloads in the HPC Pack cluster and have a cluster that have more than dozens of compute nodes, we would recommend you upgrade to SQL standard/Enterprise, and if possible to have a dedicate remote SQL server so that the headnode is not too stressed.

    Qiufang Shi

    Friday, December 8, 2017 3:02 AM
  • I understand that, but was wanting to know if I can update SQL 2014 to the latest Service Pack/Cumulative Update which is SQL Server 2014 SP2 CU8

    as defined at


    Friday, December 8, 2017 4:21 AM
  • Yes, you can update your SQL Server 2014 to the latest update
    • Marked as answer by SRIRAM R Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:59 AM
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:37 AM