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,…


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…