Several new features in Windows HPC Server 2008 help improve the productivity and reduce the complexity of your high performance computing environment. The following sections summarize new and changed features to help you get up to speed quickly.
Product name changes in Windows HPC Server 2008 The names used to refer to this product and product components have changed in this version of the product.
The changes are summarized as follows:
Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition has replaced Windows Server 2003, Compute Cluster Edition.
Windows HPC Server 2008 has replaced Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.
Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 has replaced Microsoft Compute Cluster Pack 2003.
Administrative tools The administrator console (HPC Cluster Manager) in Windows HPC Server 2008 is now based on the Microsoft System Center user interface. The new interface integrates all aspects of cluster management and simplifies the completion of essential tasks such as the configuration of cluster networking, setting of user permissions, and monitoring of jobs and the operational health of the cluster.