Interactive Supercomputing announced earlier this week that Star-P will support Windows HPC Server 2008. A preview of the software was shown at the High Performance on Wall Street Conference in New York (see, I got the name right this time).
Star-P is an application development platform that allows scientists, engineers and analysts to code algorithms and models on their Windows desktops using familiar mathematical software packages such as The MathWorks’ MATLAB or Python, and run them instantly and interactively on parallel clusters and servers running Windows HPC Server 2008. It eliminates the need to re-program in complex languages like C or FORTRAN, or use MPI (message passing interface) to run in parallel, which squelches user productivity and time-to-discovery.
…”Products like Star-P are critical to bringing high performance computing to the mainstream,” said Vince Mendillo, director of HPC marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Star-P’s support of Windows HPC Server 2008 helps ensure that our customers will be able to tap the power of parallel processing from their desktops with a familiar Windows platform and easy-to-use tools.”
The product is expected to ship later this year.