Update 2 for HPC Pack 2012 R2 is now available

We are pleased to announce today that Update 2, our newest release of HPC Pack 2012 R2, is now available. The most exciting new feature in Update 2 is the support for Linux on Azure.  It allows you to add Linux VMs as compute nodes when you deploy an HPC Pack cluster on Azure. Customers…


Announcing availability of Linux RDMA on Microsoft Azure

We are excited to announce today the availability of Linux RDMA on Microsoft Azure. With this release, we mark a new milestone in our cloud journey and in our vision to make HPC and Big Compute more accessible and cost-effective for a broader set of users. Linux RDMA makes high-speed, low-latency networking accessible to the…

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What's new in Azure Batch July release (General Availability)

Azure Batch service just announced general availability (see this blog post for detail). Comparing to the preview version, here is a list of what has changed. The New Portal Batch is now available in the new Azure portal – https://portal.azure.com. Besides account management functionality, the portal provides Batch pool and job monitoring capability. We'll have a…


Big Compute for large engineering simulations

We recently shared our experience working closely with one of our partners, Schlumberger, and talked about the great solution that we helped them bring to their customers: INTERSECT Simulator in the Cloud. This solution is their high-resolution reservoir simulator, INTERSECT, running in Azure, and is one more example of what we like to call "true HPC in…

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