Microsoft MPI v7 Beta is now available

We are happy to announce today the Beta release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v7 Beta is the pre-release version for the successor to MS-MPI v6 (v6.0.12436, released on 5/12/2015). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v7 Beta here This Beta version of MS-MPI v7 includes the following features, improvements,…

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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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Microsoft MPI v6 release

We are happy to announce the release of the newest version of Microsoft MPI (MS-MPI). MS-MPI v6 is the successor to the Microsoft MPI v5 redistributable package (released in November 2014). You can download a copy of MS-MPI v6 from the Microsoft download center here. MS-MPI v6 includes the following features, improvements and fixes: Non-blocking collective operations This…

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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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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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