How to fully use GPU resources to run GPGPU jobs in Microsoft HPC Pack?

With the advent of the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) as a general-purpose computing unit, more and more customers are moving towards GPU-based clusters to run their scientific and engineering applications. Compared to a traditional CPU, a GPU has a massively parallel architecture consisting of thousands of smaller, more efficient cores designed for handling multiple tasks…

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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…

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Update 2 for HPC Pack 2012 R2 is now available

We are pleased to announce today that Update 2, our newest release of HPC Pack 2012 R2, is now available. The most exciting new feature in Update 2 is the support for Linux on Azure.  It allows you to add Linux VMs as compute nodes when you deploy an HPC Pack cluster on Azure. Customers…


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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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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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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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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Deploying PaaS Compute-Intensive VM's via Microsoft HPC Pack

If you want to deploy worker roles into your Microsoft Azure environment, then you need to be running HPC Pack 2012 R2. Although earlier versions allow "bursting" to Microsoft Azure, the size of instances listed won't include A8 and A9. Links: Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 A8 and A9 Compute Intensive Instances

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