Microsoft is promising a significant increase in performance this week as it began shipping its latest high-performance computing (HPC) servers.
As Datamation reports, the new servers
will be especially beneficial to enterprises that rely on Excel for massive data processing and storage functions.
Microsoft also provides tools for Visual Studio 2010 that enables developers to write parallel computing applications.
Microsoft also said the new server will let customers turn spare processor cycles on Windows 7-based workstations into desktop compute clouds that expand the capacity of Windows HPC Server clusters.
Microsoft announced it is shipping the latest release of its high-performance computing (HPC) server, meant to increase its performance by “orders of magnitude,” and also said it plans to add links into the company’s cloud computing platform in the coming months as well.
The announcement by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) came during the High Performance Computing Financial Markets Conference in New York on Monday.
The latest release, dubbed Windows HPC Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) has been expected since last November, when Microsoft released a beta test version.