HPC Pack 2016 now available RRS feed

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  • Download and Documents

    HPC Pack 2016 is now available for download here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=837709

    l  For information about new and updated features, see What's New in HPC Pack 2016.

    l  For installation information and a list of known issues, see Release Notes for HPC Pack 2016

    l  Get started setting up and using an on-premises HPC Pack 2016 cluster, see Get started guide


    Azure Image and Templates

    And meanwhile, we have below HPC Images now available in azure Image Gallery for customer to deploy through ARM template available here:

    l  Windows Server 2016 with “HPC Pack 2016 Headnode” image

    l  Windows Server 2016 with “HPC Pack 2016 Compute Node” image

    l  Windows Server 2012 R2 with “HPC Pack 2016 Headnode” image

    l  Windows Server 2012 R2 with “HPC Pack 2016 Compute Node” image


    Major Improvements

    Here is a brief introduction on the new features we introduced in HPC Pack 2016.

    l  High availability In Cloud

    In HPC Pack 2016, we have migrated our head node services from the Failover Clustering Service to the Service Fabric Service. You can now deploy a highly available HPC Pack cluster much more easily in Azure or on-premises

    l  AAD and SSO

    With previous versions of HPC Pack set up in Azure virtual machines, you needed to set up a domain controller for your HPC cluster. This is because HPC Pack requires Active Directory authentication for cluster administrators and cluster users. In HPC Pack 2016, the administrator can alternatively configure Azure Active Directory for cluster authentication

    l  Azure GPU Support

    Since HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3 we have supported GPUs for Windows compute nodes. HPC Pack extends the support to include Linux compute nodes. With the Azure N-Series VM size, you’re able to deploy an HPC Pack Cluster with GPU capabilities in Azure


    Qiufang Shi

    Friday, December 16, 2016 2:07 AM