HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

SP2 has been released, SP1 is a prereq. Please see the 'Description' for a link to the SP2 download.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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    86.2 MB

    85.5 MB

      This is a pre-requisite to installing HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2, which is available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0fbdb867-c3ac-46c5-9311-98be0e461fc3

      This service pack updates the HPC Pack 2008 R2 products listed in the 'System Requirements' section. It provides improved reliability as well as an enhanced feature set including:
      Windows Azure integration - you can now add Azure nodes to your cluster!
      Workstation Node idleness detection - you can now update Workstation Node availability templates to include user-activity and CPU-load thresholds.
      Mark 'Critical' Tasks - you can now mark certain tasks as 'critical' and if they fail the entire job will be marked as 'failed.'

      Note: This update does not support 'uninstallation.' Once installed attempting to remove it will completely remove the HPC Pack 2008 R2 software. We suggest initial testing be done on a non-production system, and that a system backup be performed prior to installing the service pack.
  • System Requirements
    Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

      An HPC Pack 2008 R2-based cluster including:
      HPC Pack 2008 R2 Express, HPC Pack 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows HCP Server 2008 R2 Suite, HPC Pack 2008 R2 Client Utilities, HPC Pack 2008 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable