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Microsoft HPC Pack SDK


Microsoft HPC Pack (Windows HPC Server) provides secure, scalable cluster resource management, a job scheduler, and a Message Passing Interface (MPI) stack for parallel programming. This document provides details for writing client applications that interact with the job scheduler. For information about MPI, see Microsoft MPI.

You can use the Microsoft HPC Pack SDKs to schedule jobs on clusters that are created by using Microsoft HPC Pack 2008, Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, or Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2. You cannot use these SDKs to schedule jobs on Microsoft Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS). For information on the SDK for CCS, see Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack.

The following HPC Pack 2012 R2 and HPC Pack 2012 SDK downloads are available:

The following HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK downloads are available:

The following HPC Pack 2008 SDK downloads are available:

For information about IT pro documentation for Windows HPC Server, see Windows HPC Server. For information about IT pro Technical Reference documentation for Microsoft HPC Pack, see the Microsoft HPC Pack Technical Reference.

Developer audience

HPC is designed for C, C++, Fortran, and .NET developers and those writing scripts.

Run-time requirements

To run an application that uses the HPC SDK, the computer must have the HPC Pack Client Utilities installed.

For information about run-time requirements for a particular programming element, see the Requirements section of the reference page for that element.

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