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  • Hello all,

    I have setup a 4 cpu machine with windows server 2003 and compute cluster pack.  My question is, Is it possible to setup a 64-bit Windows XP 8 processor machine with compute cluster pack as a head node? If so, is the set up any different from that for server 2003?  I tried to find online help (google) but could not find any helpful links.

    Thank you,

    Anup.
    Monday, May 19, 2008 10:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi Anup,

     

    Windows Compute Cluster pack can only be installed on Windows Server 2003. It can't be installed on XP.

     

    Cheers,

    Christina

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:46 AM
  • For the future reference of all. Here is a link to the prerequisites for CCS '03.

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/55042bf1-9223-4036-96ea-4eceb34b48c41033.mspx?mfr=true
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:30 PM

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  • Hi Anup,

     

    Windows Compute Cluster pack can only be installed on Windows Server 2003. It can't be installed on XP.

     

    Cheers,

    Christina

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:46 AM
  • For the future reference of all. Here is a link to the prerequisites for CCS '03.

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/55042bf1-9223-4036-96ea-4eceb34b48c41033.mspx?mfr=true
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:30 PM
  • Thanks!
    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 7:23 PM
  •  

    You can, however, install the Compute Cluster Pack Client Tools on an XP machine, and use that machine to manage/submit jobs to the cluster.  You just can't use an XP machine as a head node or compute node.
    Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:45 AM
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