Hi,<br><br>I wanted to let everyone know that the upcoming 0.11 release of IPython (now in trunk) has support for Windows HPC Server 2008.  What does this mean?  Now, IPython&#39;s parallel computing capabilties (ipcluster/ipengine/ipcontroller) are fully integrated with the Windows HPC job scheduler.  The Windows HPC job scheduler is quite nice (one of the nicer batch systems I have dealt with) and this integration makes it quite easy to use start and stop IPython controllers.engines on a Windows cluster.  Here are some links about this:<br>
<br>A whitepaper about using IPython on Windows HPC Server 2008:<br><br><a href="http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/News?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=ipython_winhpc_whitepaper_v1.pdf">http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/News?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=ipython_winhpc_whitepaper_v1.pdf</a><br>
<br>A short announcement on the IPython website:<br><br><a href="http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/News?action=show">http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/News?action=show</a><br><br>Docs:<br><br><a href="http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/nightly/html/parallel/parallel_winhpc.html">http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/nightly/html/parallel/parallel_winhpc.html</a><br>
<a href="http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/nightly/html/parallel/parallel_demos.html">http://ipython.scipy.org/doc/nightly/html/parallel/parallel_demos.html</a><br><br>Screencasts on Microsoft&#39;s dev network:<br><br><a href="http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/Open-source-HPC-code-Episode-11-IPython-Grid-Engine-running-on-Windows-HPC-Server-2008/">http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/Open-source-HPC-code-Episode-11-IPython-Grid-Engine-running-on-Windows-HPC-Server-2008/</a><br>
<a href="http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/Open-source-HPC-code-Episode-12-IPython-computes-150-million-digits-of-Pi-in-Parallel/">http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/The+HPC+Show/Open-source-HPC-code-Episode-12-IPython-computes-150-million-digits-of-Pi-in-Parallel/</a><br>
<br>Microsoft was very generous is funding Brian Granger to work on this.  We hope that this is the beginning of more open collaboration between Microsoft and the various open source projects in Python ecosystem.<br><br>Cheers,<br>
<br>Brian<br>