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Ram on windows server 2008 R2 standard with HPC pack (memory question)

We were told (by sales) that installing the HPC pack will increase the memory the OS can see.  I'm still seeing "(32.0GB usable)" in the control panel.  Can anyone that has worked with HPC verify this.  I've looked around MSDN and our licensing and it appears the OS itself is different.
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I've been reading about it. I don't see anything specific that mentiones it increases the memory available to the O/S. That is a feature of the specific O/S you hae installed on your server.

I did find this regarding how much menory it can address:

Q.  How much memory does Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite support?

A.  Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite supports 128 GB of memory.

It came from this link:
http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/product/high-performance-computing-faqs.aspx
How much memory are you expecting to see on the server?
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Yes, it supports additinal memory on Ent or Datacenter, that does not mean it creates it... Virtial memory.

I don't see anything definative here.
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The server has 80GB of physical ram.  Good news 2012 Standard has downgrade rights to Enterprise so all I need to do is dism to Enterprise.  Thanks everyone.