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Cracking passwords using the power of your GPU

July 12, 2011

I read this article a few weeks ago and I just had to try it. The use of GPUs in high performance computing is becoming very popular nowadays because you get so much computing power at very little cost compared to CPUs. You can pretty much buy a workstation and put 8 NVIDIA Tesla GPU cards in it and you got yourself a nice little supercomputer that can compete with a big CPU cluster or ...

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect

July 11, 2010

Error Message:

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

Received this error after submitting an application written in C++ to the Microsoft HPC Server 2008 cluster. To fix it, simply install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package on the compute nodes. I recommend you install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions as you may have some users compiling their applications in 32-bit and some in 64-bit.

Reference: http://docs ...