Automating HPC Cluster Deployments in Azure IaaS: Part III – Auto Grow and Shrink Azure Nodes and IaaS VMs

Author: Yutong Sun      Date: December 2, 2014   HPC Pack 2012 R2 supports Azure Nodes, aka PaaS worker role instances, bursting from both On-Premise head node and IaaS VM head node. It also supports IaaS VM compute nodes adding to the IaaS VM head node. In Update 1 release (What’s New, Download), we provide the…

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Automating HPC Cluster Deployments in Azure IaaS: Part II – Azure VM nodes management

Author: Yongjun Tian      Date: December 2, 2014 This tutorial shows you how to do Azure IaaS node management in HPC IaaS cluster on Azure. With Add-HpcIaaSNode.ps1 and Remove-HpcIaaSNode.ps1, user could easily expand or shrink the number of IaaS VMs with different customized compute node Images and different VM sizes in multiple cloud services and storage…

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Automating HPC Cluster Deployments in Azure IaaS: Part I – Create a HPC Pack cluster using the Microsoft HPC Pack IaaS deployment script

Author: Sunbin Zhu Date: December 2, 2014    The Microsoft HPC Pack IaaS deployment script provides an easy and fast way to deploy HPC clusters in Azure infrastructure services (IaaS) on either the Azure Global or the Azure China service operated by 21Vianet. It utilizes the HPC Pack VM image in the Azure Marketplace for…

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HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 and MS-MPI v5 are now available

We are pleased to announce that the official releases of Update 1 for HPC Pack 2012 R2, and the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI) are now available for download. The installation package for HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 1 is available for download here. As always, HPC Pack includes the latest version of MS-MPI,…

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Using Azure PowerShell to Manage Azure Batch Account

Azure Batch is a new Azure platform service that provides job scheduling and large-scale resource management for developing and delivering Big Compute applications native in the cloud. For more Azure Batch information, see our announcement and documentation. You can use Azure portal to manage Azure Batch service but we also provided Azure Batch PowerShell cmdlets to help…

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Azure Batch Preview

I am excited to announce the preview of Azure Batch, a new Azure platform service that provides job scheduling and large-scale resource management for developing and delivering Big Compute applications native in the cloud.  What is Batch? Azure Batch originated from seeing our customers repeatedly building their own job queues, schedulers, and VM scaling for…

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The Beta release of MS-MPI v5 is now available

We are happy to announce today the Beta release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v5 Beta is the pre-release version for the successor to HPC Pack 2012 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package (v4.2.4400, released on 1/14/2014). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v5 Beta from the High Performance Computing Beta Program,…

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How to make sure you always have the latest OS image in your Azure deployment scripts

When working with customer deployments, one of the top situations that can arise during the evaluation to production rollout phase is an erroneous and seemingly sudden error New-AzureVM : ForbiddenError: You don't have permission to use this image. As you might suspect with the topic at hand, this means the image that you have been…

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Using Subscriptions in PowerShell Scripts

The majority of Azure PowerShell cmdlets interact with Azure Subscriptions, vital for changing or deploying VM's to the subscription. For those customers who have multiple accounts it is essential to ensure the correct one is selected before issuing any commands. Checking which subscriptions have been imported is a matter of using the cmdlet "Get-AzureSubscrption", this…

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