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Requirements for Deploying the Sample Applications with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler

Updated: April 10, 2013

This section describes the requirements for deploying the sample applications with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler. These requirements apply to version 1.8 of the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK.

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Windows Azure SDK for .NET

The Windows Azure SDK for .NET (version 1.8, full installation) and its prerequisites must be installed. You can download version 1.8 from Windows Azure Downloads.

Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK

Install the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK (version 1.8) and the accompanying code sample (also available separately as a Windows Azure code sample). Refer to the system requirements and instructions on the download page for the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler.

To confirm that the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK components are installed properly, verify the following:

  • Several new HPC plugin folders (for example, HpcComputeNode) are in the bin\plugins folder in the installation location for the Windows Azure SDK (by default, C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Azure\.NET SDK\<Date>\bin\plugins), where <Date> refers to the release date of the Windows Azure SDK.

  • Each HPC plugin folder contains a shortcut that links to the installation location of the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK (by default, C:\Program Files\Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK\<VersionNumber>).

Visual Studio 2010 Professional

To build and publish the sample applications, you must have Visual Studio 2010 Professional with SP1 (or later) and the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio. The Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio are included with the Windows Azure SDK full installation.

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To build the Windows Azure sample applications described in this guide, you cannot use Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, which is installed with the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio.

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Runtimes to build the sample applications

The following components are required to build the sample applications so that they include the Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 computational runtimes. Download and install the packages that are appropriate for the operating system on your computer.

 

Item Description

Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 Client Utilities Redistributable Package

Required to build the service-oriented architecture (SOA) sample application.

Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 MS-MPI Redistributable Package

Required to build the Message-Passing Interface (MPI) sample application.

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  • The Windows Azure HPC Scheduler itself does not require the components in the preceding table, and they are also not required to run the applications in Windows Azure.

  • To write applications that use the Microsoft HPC Pack APIs, download and install the Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 SDK.

Windows Azure subscription

You must obtain a Windows Azure subscription account or have an existing Windows Azure subscription. This is needed to configure a Windows Azure cloud service, storage account, and SQL Azure database to deploy the sample applications with the Windows Azure HPC Scheduler. Later sections in this guide provide information about configuring the necessary subscription information for the deployment.

  • To create a Windows Azure subscription, go to the Windows Azure site.

  • To access an existing subscription, go to the Windows Azure Management Portal.

  • To create or access a Windows Azure subscription, you must sign in by using a Microsoft account (formerly called a Windows Live ID) and password.

  • For information about Windows Azure pricing, see Pricing Overview.

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