Introducing MPI support for Linux on Azure Batch

We are happy to announce the release of MPI support for Linux on Azure Batch. We earlier released MPI support for Windows, and recently introduced Linux support on Azure Batch. We now extend Batch to enable MPI for Linux. Linux Support on Azure Batch is in preview currently and will be generally available soon. Additionally,…


Introducing Linux support on Azure Batch

We are excited to announce today a preview of Azure Batch for Linux virtual machines. This brings the power of Batch “scheduling-as-a-service” to customers with Linux applications and workflows across industries and scientific research. Under the covers, Batch is using Virtual Machine Scale Sets to deploy and manage Linux virtual machines. The Batch agent that…


Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 Update 3 is now available

Today, we are pleased to announce the Update 3 for HPC Pack 2012 R2 is now available. With this latest release of update, HPC Pack gets into some exciting new areas like GPU support, on-premises Linux nodes support and burst to Batch Services. We know that GPGPU in HPC is now getting very popular not…


MS-MPI V6.0 Beta announcement

We are happy to announce today the Beta release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v6 Beta is the pre-release version for the successor to HPC Pack 2012 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package (v5.0, released IN November 2014). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v6 Beta from the download center at MS-MPI v6 Beta…


Azure Batch Client Library is updated to V1.2

Version 1.2 of the Azure Batch Client Library has been released on nuget and will require Azure Storage Client library 4.0.0 if any of the FileStaging features are used. If your application uses a different version of the Storage Client library, you can continue to do so as long as you are not using any FileStaging…


Announcing new Compute Intensive instances

Today we are announcing two new compute intensive instances: A10 and A11. These new instances have the same performance optimizations as the existing A8 and A9 instances, but do not include the additional RDMA backend network (only the 10 Gbps front end), and are offered at a lower price.  We created these new instances in response…


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,…


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…