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Media Alert: Microsoft Showcases Windows HPC Server 2008 at Leading Financial Services Conference


New HPC offering provides enhanced productivity, performance and scalability; proves to be a valuable tool to analyze risk and provide a lever for growth in a turbulent economic environment.

What: At the 2008 High Performance on Wall Street Conference, Microsoft Corp. will showcase its newest server operating system, Windows HPC Server 2008, providing users with enhanced productivity, performance, scalability and ease of use with a new scheduler, better provisioning and a new management interface.

Key industry partners will demonstrate how HPC is transforming the securities industry and meeting the demands of Wall Street and the financial markets.

Where: Roosevelt Hotel

45 East 45th St.

New York, NY 10017

When: Sept. 22, 2008

8 a.m.–4 p.m. EDT

Keynote: Scaling Out on Wall Street, 8:40 a.m. EDT — Bill Laing, corporate vice president, Windows Server and Solutions Division, will address how firms are responding to the volatile economic environment by implementing an HPC infrastructure to cope with the recent mortgage crisis combined with an overall weak U.S. economy.

More: Microsoft/Cray Partnership. Microsoft recently launched a partnership with Cray to deliver the new Cray CX1 supercomputer pre-integrated with Windows HPC Server 2008. The new product reflects Microsoft and Cray’s shared goal to drive high productivity computing farther into the mainstream.

High-performance computing on Wall Street study. Microsoft will also highlight the company’s recent study of HPC use among professionals in financial services firms. The survey centers on HPC trends and the need for faster tools to complete complex risk computations and enable quantitative analysis.

Who: Bill Laing, corporate vice president, Windows Server and Solutions Division, Microsoft

Craig Saint-Amour, Industry Solutions Director, U.S. Capital Markets Group, Microsoft

Kyril Faenov, Director of High-Performance Computing, High Performance Computing Division, Microsoft

Vince Mendillo, Director, High-Performance Computing Division, Microsoft

Ryan Waite, Group Product Manager, High-Performance Computing Division, Microsoft

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