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Dependent Technology Overview for the Job Submission Sample

SharePoint 2007

This topic describes the following technologies and software required to use the Job Submission task pane add-in and why they are needed:

  • Job Submission task pane add-in download

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

  • Internet Information Services 6.0

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

  • Windows Workflow Foundation

  • Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Job Submission Task Pane Add-in

The Excel Services and Excel 2007 Windows Compute Cluster Server Job Submission task pane, or "Job Submission task pane," is a custom Microsoft Office Excel 2007 task pane add-in. The Job Submission task pane add-in gives users the ability to schedule or immediately submit calculations to a set of servers running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and Excel Services within a Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003 cluster.

For more information about the Job Submission task pane add-in, see Job Submission Task Pane Add-in and Performing a Parametric Sweep using the Job Submission Sample.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

You use Microsoft Office Excel 2007 with the Job Submission task pane add-in in the following ways:

  • To create a model and use a set of parameters to iterate through it to create an aggregate of results by "sweeping" through the list of parameters, such as is performed in a Monte Carlo simulation. You can then submit and schedule the workbook for calculations in parallel to a server farm of 64-bit servers running Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Excel Services within a compute cluster.

  • To access the Job Submission task pane. The Job Submission task pane is a custom interface hosted within Excel 2007 that provides end users with the ability to perform immediate or scheduled Excel calculations to occur across the compute cluster.

  • To set what parameters are viewable before saving the workbook to a SharePoint document library that is also a trusted file location. This workbook is later opened and calculated using Excel Services.

For more information about Excel 2007, see Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Product Overview and Microsoft Office Excel.

For more information about Excel Services, see Excel Services Overview, Excel Services Information Center, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Excel Services, part of Office SharePoint Server 2007, extends the capabilities of Excel 2007 by allowing broad sharing of workbooks, improved manageability and security of workbooks, and the ability to re-use workbook models by using a scalable server-based calculation service and interactive Web-based user interface.

For more information about Office SharePoint Server 2007, see Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Product Overview, Excel Services Information Center, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Using the Job Submission task pane or a custom Web form, you can schedule or immediately submit calculations to a set of servers running Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Excel Services within a Windows Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003 cluster.

For more information about CCS, see Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Product Overview and Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

You must install the Windows 2003 Compute Cluster Pack on a supported operating system, for example, on a Windows Server 2003 x64 editions product.

Windows Server 2003 x64 editions provide high performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications on the same system. The underlying architecture is based on 64-bit extensions to the industry-standard x86 instruction set, allowing today's 32-bit applications to run natively on x64 processors. At the same time, new 64-bit applications are executed in 64-bit mode, which processes more data per clock cycle, allows greater access to memory, and speeds numeric calculations. The end result is a platform that leverages the existing wealth of 32-bit applications while also providing a smooth migration path to 64-bit computing.

For more information about Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, see Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions Product Overview, Windows Server 2003 R2, and Hardware and Software Requirements

Internet Information Services 6.0

Before you can create a site or a site collection, you must first create a Web application. A Web application is composed of an Internet Information Services (IIS) site with a unique application pool, and can be assigned to an SSP (Shared Services Provider) to enable features such as Excel Calculation Services, and workflows.

For more information about IIS, see Technical Overview of Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and Create zones for Web applications.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

To view and run the sample code, you need Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

For more information about Visual Studio 2005, see Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center.

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is a prerequisite for many of the software discussed in this topic, for example, Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Visual Studio 2005.

For more information about .NET Framework 2.0, see What's New in the .NET Framework Version 2.0 and Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86).

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is the new managed code programming model for Windows and is used by the compute cluster when performing distributed Excel compute calculations.

.NET Framework 3.0 is a prerequisite for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).

For more information about .NET Framework 3.0, see Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Programming Model and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package.

Windows Workflow Foundation

Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is the programming model, engine, and tools for building workflow enabled applications on Windows. It consists of a .NET Framework 3.0 namespace, an in-process workflow engine, and designers for Visual Studio 2005.

WF is a prerequisite for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

For more information about WF, see Windows Workflow Foundation.

Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0

Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 is a prerequisite for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

For more information about ASP.NET, see Get Started with ASP.NET and The Official Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Site.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005

SQL Server 2005 is a prerequisite for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

For more information about SQL Server 2005, see Microsoft SQL Server TechCenter and SQL Server 2005.

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