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Join Azure at the Design Automation Conference (DAC)

The Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC) solution enables experts in silicon design by providing them the infrastructure and tools for chip design, IP design, silicon manufacturing, and silicon supply chain. Creating cutting-edge technologies requires extreme amounts of compute power, and as ... continue reading

Microsoft expands its AI-supercomputer lineup with general availability of the latest 80GB NVIDIA A100 GPUs in Azure, claims 4 spots on TOP500 supercomputers list

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of a brand-new virtual machine (VM) series in Azure, the NDm A100 v4 Series, featuring NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core 80 GB GPUs. This expands Azure leadership-class AI supercomputing scalability in the public cloud, building ... continue reading
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Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2021

Customers around the world rely on Microsoft Azure to drive innovations related to our environment, public health, energy sustainability, weather modeling, economic growth, and more. Finding solutions to these important challenges requires huge amounts of focused computing power. Customers are ... continue reading
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Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC, now up to 80 percent faster with AMD Milan-X CPUs

Preview live today, available globally soon We are announcing that a preview is now live for Azure HBv3 virtual machines enhanced by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors with AMD 3D V-cache, codenamed “Milan-X”. These processors significantly improve the performance, scaling ... continue reading
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Microsoft powers transformation at NVIDIA GTC Fall—GPU technology conference

Customers around the world rely on Microsoft Azure to drive innovations related to our environment, public health, energy sustainability, weather modeling, economic growth, and more. Finding solutions to these important challenges requires huge amounts of focused computing power. Customers are ... 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

Modernize large-scale NFS workloads and eliminate data silos with Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage, our object storage platform for storing large-scale data helps customers run their applications using a wide range of protocols. With multi-protocol support, customers can run their applications on a single storage platform with no application rewrites necessary, ... continue reading
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Optimize extreme computing performance with Azure FX-series Virtual Machines

Today, we are announcing the general availability of the Azure FX-series Virtual Machines available in three regions. Azure FX-series Virtual Machines—based on the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor—feature a high-performing central processing unit (CPU) clock speed per single core ... continue reading
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More performance and choice with new Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC

HPC-optimized virtual machines featuring AMD EPYC 7003-series processors Today Azure advances the velocity at which we bring the latest technologies to our HPC customers and the compute performance we put at their fingertips. We are excited to announce Azure HBv3-series ... continue reading

Innovations for a more secure U.S. microelectronics supply chain

Keeping up with the rapid pace of technology innovation today requires equal advances in the pace of development of new microelectronics. At the same time, customers are increasingly focused on securing the technology supply chain all the way to the ... continue reading