Update: We have a published the detail on azure.com
We are happy to announce today the release of MPI support on Azure Batch services.
We have released a service update recently with several feature enhancements, MPI support being the most important of them. MPI support is provided through a new feature in Batch called multi-instance task. Azure customer can now submit and run MPI tasks on their Batch pools globally. For now, only MS-MPI on Windows platform has been fully tested but we are working on support of other platform and MPI libraries.
Furthermore, by simply using MS-MPI on A8/A9 pool, Batch MPI tasks can fully leverage the high speed low latency RDMA network on those Azure VMs – no extra work needed.
A detail article on how to build, compile, and run a MPI program on Batch will be published soon.
We will also talk about other feature enhancement in a series of blogs so stay tuned to our blog.