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Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 and HPC Pack 2012


Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2

The content in this technical library is intended for users who want to evaluate, set up, deploy, maintain, and submit jobs to a Windows HPC cluster that is created by using Microsoft® HPC Pack 2012 R2 or HPC Pack 2012. HPC Pack allows you to create and manage HPC clusters consisting of dedicated on-premises compute nodes, part-time servers, workstation computers, and dedicated or on-demand resources that are deployed in Microsoft Azure.

The latest release of HPC Pack, HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3, is a free download available on the Microsoft Download Center. Download upgrade packages for existing HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 2 clusters, or an integrated package for new cluster installations. To deploy a complete HPC Pack cluster in Azure infrastructure services, use the available HPC Pack VM images in the Azure Marketplace.

For more information about new and updated features, see What's New in HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3.

For installation information and a list of known issues, see Release Notes for HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3.


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  • Download Microsoft HPC Pack software

In this library

The following table lists the documents within each section of this library:



Microsoft HPC Pack: Product Evaluation and Planning

Microsoft HPC Pack: Getting Started

Microsoft HPC Pack: Node Deployment

Microsoft HPC Pack: Cluster Administration

Microsoft HPC Pack: Job Management

Microsoft HPC Pack: Technical Reference

Microsoft HPC Pack: Tools and Extensibility

This topic contains links and information about the available tools and the extensibility guides for HPC Pack.

Download Microsoft HPC Pack software

HPC Pack includes HPC cluster management tools, a job scheduler, HPC Services for Excel, Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MS-MPI), the ability to join workstation nodes and unmanaged servers to the cluster, integration with Azure to deploy compute resources in the cloud, and the client utilities.

You can use the following links to download the latest HPC Pack software.

HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3 software

Additional HPC Pack 2012 R2 and HPC Pack 2012 software

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