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HPC Job Schduler can be used with Windows 7 x64 bit? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Whether HPC Job Scheduler can be used with Windows 7 X64 bit?

    If I plan to run ANSYS, MOLDFLOW, LSDYNA, whether jobs of these applications can be managed by HPC Scheduler on Windows 7 x64bit standlone.

    I am not using any Windows Server 2008 HPC!!

     

    Thanks, Senu

     

     


    Senu
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:36 AM

All replies

  • Hi Senu,

    Yes, it can be used. You can just install say, MS HPC express in the client mode on your Win7 x64 bit machine.

    What operating systems does the Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 support?

    A.  

    The head node must run any of the following x64-bit (Non-Itanium) operating systems:

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

    The compute nodes must run any of the following x64-bit (Non-Itanium) operating systems:

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition or Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64-based) or Windows Server 2008 Standard Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (x64-based) or Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (x64-based) or Windows Server 2008 Datacenter

    Client computers from which users can run the administration and job submission consoles must run on any of the following operating systems:

    • Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate (x86- or x64-based)

    • Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home, or Windows Vista Ultimate

    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later (x86- or x64-based)

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition (x86- or x64-based)

    • Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition (x86- or x64-based)

    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition or Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (x86- or x64-based)

    • Windows Server 2003 Compute Cluster Edition, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, or Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2 or later (x86- or x64-based)

    Client workstations that are running as workstation nodes, a feature of Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 for Workstation, must be running any of the following (32-bit or 64-bit) operating systems:

    • Windows 7 Professional

    • Windows 7 Enterprise

    • Windows 7 Ultimate

    The above is taken from the FAQS on http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/product/high-performance-computing-faqs.aspx

    Let me know if this answers your query :)

    Regards,

    Sridutt

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:18 AM
  • Hi Senu,

    HPC Job Scheduler is a headnode component, therefore it requires one of the following operating systems (per part of the list provided by Sridutt):

    Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

    Windows 7 can be used on a client machine or workstation node only and headnode components will not install on it.

  • Regards,
    Łukasz

     

Thursday, May 26, 2011 7:32 PM