HPC Server 2008 R2 now comes with several major upgrades from the previous version. One of those upgrades includes the ability for developers to write HPC applications that can be deployed on workstations, extended to intranet servers, and then put into the cloud. HPC Server 2008 R2 will also scale better and the Heat Map will be able to display the status of 1,000 nodes without paging or scrolling.
Several new features included with the release of Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite
Packaged application development teams frequently operate with limited testing environments due to time and labor constraints. By virtualizing the entire application stack, packaged application development teams can deliver business results faster, at higher quality, and with lower risk.