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Azure high-performance computing powers energy industry innovation

Azure high-performance computing provides a platform for energy industry innovation at scale. The rising demand for energy Global energy demand has rapidly increased over the last few years and looks set to continue accelerating at such a pace. With a ... continue reading
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Voltus and Azure—no power integrity challenge too big to solve

This post was co-authored by Giancarlo DiPasquale, Microsoft Director, Semiconductor & EDA; Rajat Chaudhry, Product Management Director, Cadence; and Adrian Lao, Senior Software Architect, Cadence. With the advent of AI and hyperscale designs on advanced nodes, it is common to ... continue reading
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AI and the need for purpose-built cloud infrastructure

The progress of AI has been astounding with solutions pushing the envelope by augmenting human understanding, preferences, intent, and even spoken language. AI is improving our knowledge and understanding by helping us provide faster, more insightful solutions that fuel transformation ... continue reading
Graph showing performance across benchmarks, relative to a 4-year-old server, HBv3 VMs, and HBv4/HX VMs.

Do more with less using new Azure HX and HBv4 virtual machines for HPC

This post was co-authored by Jyothi Venkatesh, Senior Product Manager, Azure HPC and Fanny Ou, Technical Program Manager, Azure HPC. The next generation of purpose-built Azure HPC virtual machines Today, we are excited to announce two new virtual machines (VMs) ... continue reading
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Wipro and Microsoft partner on services and accelerators for the new Microsoft Energy Data Services

This blog post was co-authored by Paul Dejager, OSDU Practice Lead, Wipro. Since its first customer-ready release, the OSDU™ Data Platform has been tested and piloted within the energy industry with great success. However, customers have been awaiting an enterprise-ready ... continue reading
Hardware is unable to match 200+ times growth in AI models. DeepSpeed enables to scale AI training on thousands of nodes to achieve 4000+ times speedup.

Azure empowers easy-to-use, high-performance, and hyperscale model training using DeepSpeed

This blog was written in collaboration with the DeepSpeed team, the Azure ML team, and the Azure HPC team at Microsoft. Large-scale transformer-based deep learning models trained on large amounts of data have shown great results in recent years in ... continue reading

Migrate and modernize with Azure to power innovation across the entire digital estate

Cloud adoption increased significantly during COVID-19 and continues for many companies. However, an enormous migration and modernization opportunity remains as organizations continue their digital transformation. In fact, 72 percent of organizations reported their industry’s pace of digital transformation accelerated because ... continue reading
ResNet50 results were generated using NC24r_v3 and NC96ads_A100_v4 virtual machine sizes.

Accelerate your AI applications with Azure NC A100 v4 virtual machines

Real-world AI has revolutionized and changed how people live during the past decade, including media and entertainment, healthcare and life science, retail, automotive, finance service, manufacturing, and oil and gas. Speaking to a smart home device, browsing social media with ... continue reading
Architecture diagram for Galaxy on Azure using Azure CycleCloud with grid engine cluster.

Genomic analysis on Galaxy using Azure CycleCloud

Cloud computing and digital transformation have been powerful enablers for genomics. Genomics is expected to be an exabase-scale big data domain by 2025, posing data acquisition and storage challenges on par with other major generators of big data. Embracing digital ... continue reading
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Power your genomic data analysis on Azure with Azure CycleCloud

Researchers around the world have access to a greater variety and volume of genomics data than ever before. Genomics is now available to a vast majority of researchers, pushing forward the discovery at a tremendous pace and changing people’s lives ... continue reading