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Steve Chilcoat, Senior Test Lead, Microsoft

Steve Chilcoat, Senior Test Lead, Microsoft

Steve Chilcoat has been a software design engineer in test for 6 years and a test lead for the job scheduler in the High Performance Computing group for the last 4 ½ years. In this capacity Steve has been an integral part of the development and release of the V1 and V2 HPC server products and is currently part of the development of the V3 product which is scheduled for release in 2010.
Before coming to Microsoft Steve worked primarily in the oil industry as a research Geophysicist for various companies including Phillips Petroleum, Standard Oil of Ohio, and Sierra Geophysics. In this capacity Steve’s specialty was seismic imaging using the HPC platform of the day, Cray mainframes, Cray parallel computers and Thinking Machines massively parallel machines , and clusters of PCs ( Beowulf Clusters ).
Steve also owned and operated his own company specializing in the development of seismic processing algorithms and architectures for HPC clusters.

Nov 6th - IT PRO

Windows HPC Server 2008

Did you know Windows HPC Server 2008 powered the 10th fasted computer on the planet in the Nov 2008 Top 500 Supercomputers? The cluster was a Dawning 5000A located at the Shanghai Supercomputer Center and it clocked 180600 GFlops using 30720 cores!
 
However, even with this great scalability and ability to perform on the largest systems in the world; the focus of the HPC Server team is to build unprecedented ease of use and cluster management tools.

Windows HPC Server 2008 provides a productive, cost-effective, and high-performance computing (HPC) solution that runs on x64-bit hardware. Windows HPC Server 2008 can be deployed, managed, and extended using familiar tools and technologies.

Windows HPC Server 2008 enables broader adoption of HPC by providing a rich and integrated end-user experience scaling from the desktop application to the clusters. A wide range of software vendors, in various verticals, have designed their applications to work seamlessly with Windows HPC Server 2008 so that users can submit and monitor jobs from within familiar applications without having to learn new or complex user interfaces.

Developing parallel programs requires integrated development environments along with support for distributed computing standards. Visual Studio 2008 provides a comprehensive parallel programming environment for Windows HPC Server 2008. In addition to supporting OpenMP, MPI, and Web Services, Windows HPC Server 2008 also supports third-party numerical library providers, performance optimizers, compilers, and a native parallel debugger for developing and troubleshooting parallel programs.

Nov 6th - 1:00 PM
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