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,…


Announcing the availability of MPI support on Azure Batch

Update: We have a published the detail on azure.com We are happy to announce today the release of MPI support on Azure Batch services. We have released a service update recently with several feature enhancements, MPI support being the most important of them. MPI support is provided through a new feature in Batch called multi-instance…


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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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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How to compile and run a simple MS-MPI program

Download MS-MPI SDK and Redist installers and install them. The download link can be found at our homepage https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb524831.aspx After installation you can verify that the MS-MPI environment variables have been set (you will want to use these env vars in Visual Studio) Open up Visual Studio and create a new Visual C++ Win32 Console…

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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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