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…


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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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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New Architecture Blueprint: Large-Scale Computing – Financial Services

We are pleased to announce a new Azure architecture blueprint for Large-Scale Computing – Financial Services (PDF download). Financial services organizations in insurance, capital markets, and banking bring complex and challenging large-scale workloads to the cloud. To drive their businesses without expanding their on-premises data centers, these organizations need to build efficient cross-premises and hybrid…

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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…

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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…

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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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Extending High Performance Capabilities for Microsoft Azure

We are excited to announce the extension of A8 and A9 support in Azure to include virtual machine (IaaS) options for these sizes running either Windows Server or Linux operating systems. Compute-intensive workloads can take advantage of bringing their own images to Azure and leverage the higher memory, increased number of cores per VM and…

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Docs Available for Using A8 and A9 Instances

Want to try the new A8 and A9 instances for your workloads? Check out this Quick Start topic in the Azure MSDN Library for an overview of the steps to deploy these new compute intensive instances with HPC Pack 2012 R2. If you want more detailed steps and info for running MPI apps on the…

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