Want to try the new A8 and A9 instances for your workloads? Check out this Quick Start topic in the Azure MSDN Library for an overview of the steps to deploy these new compute intensive instances with HPC Pack 2012 R2. If you want more detailed steps and info for running MPI apps on the instances, see Run MPI Applications with HPC Pack on A8 and A9 Compute Intensive Instances.
The Big Compute section in the library has additional guidance and links for using HPC Pack and Windows Azure services to build hybrid (“burst”) clusters and cloud-only cluster solutions.
--Big Compute Doc Team