Something cluster-like this way comes
Thursday, May 11, 2006
It appears that Microsoft is about ready to release CCS. This might be interesting, depending upon what was done, and how it all works. Some things to note. It includes a job scheduler. Built into the OS. This is either a really good thing, or a really bad thing. I can see arguments both ways. It includes bits that Linux has had for a while. Remotable/scriptable installation. Multiple security models.
Some thoughts. The Platform folks in Toronto cannot be happy about the integrated scheduler. Microsoft is firing across the bow of them, Altair, and others. We will have to see how interested the customer base is in this.
A cluster system from Microsoft
Friday, June 9, 2006
I had a conversation recently with two nice people from Microsoft about their (now released) WCC product. One of the people, Patrick wrote a comment here that is worth looking at.
I have been skeptical of the WCC product in that I didnít understand what Microsoftís vision was for this (no guffaws here), and thought that I might be misinterpreting what I didnít hear. That is speculating.
We're still waiting to hear from Doug ClusterMonkey.net. :) -kf