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How many licenses are required for windows HPC cluster? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    I am going to construct a windows-based HPC cluster.

    It contains a 1 head node and 10 compute nodes.

    How many licenses are required for the 11 nodes cluster? 

    1) 1 Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 license 

    2) 11 Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 licenses

    3) 1 Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 license + 10 other windows OS (e.g. 7, 8.1, 10)

    4) Other

    I could not find answer from web searching.

    It would be really appreciate if you give any answers and/or related articles.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 8:34 AM

All replies

  • Hi Jack,

        You can either use windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition or standard edition for Headnode/ComputeNode; And the HPC Pack software installed on the headnode and compute node are totally free.

        Thus what you need is 11 windows server license in total.


    Qiufang Shi

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015 9:51 AM
  • Hi Qiufang,

    Thank you for reply!

    It really helps me. : )

    Thursday, December 10, 2015 12:10 AM