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Azure HPC Cache – File caching for high-performance computing (HPC)

Scott Jeschonek joins Scott Hanselman to talk about Azure HPC Cache. Whether you are rendering a movie scene, searching for variants in a genome, or running machine learning against a data set, HPC Cache can provide very low latency high ... continue reading
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Azure GPUs with Riskfuel’s technology offer 20 million times faster valuation of derivatives

Exchange-traded financial products—like stocks, treasuries, and currencies—have had the benefit of a tremendous wave of technological innovation in the past 20 years, resulting in more efficient markets, lower transaction costs, and greater transparency to investors. However, large parts of the ... continue reading
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Azure Government Secret accredited at DoD IL6, ICD 503 with IaaS and PaaS

Accelerate classified missions with unparalleled connectivity, high availability, and resiliency across three regions with more than 35 services Azure Government Secret recently achieved Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 ... continue reading
WRF v4.1.3 on Azure HBv2 benchmark results

Azure HBv2 Virtual Machines eclipse 80,000 cores for MPI HPC

HPC-optimized virtual machines now available Azure HBv2-series Virtual Machines (VMs) are now generally available in the South Central US region. HBv2 VMs will also be available in West Europe, East US, West US 2, North Central US, Japan East soon ... continue reading
Azure HPC Cache provides high-performance file caching for HPC workloads running in Azure.

Azure HPC Cache: Reducing latency between Azure and on-premises storage

Today we’re previewing the Azure HPC Cache service, a new Azure offering that empowers organizations to more easily run large, complex high-performance computing (HPC) workloads in Azure. Azure HPC Cache reduces latency for applications where data may be tethered to ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure welcomes customers, partners, and industry leaders to Siggraph 2019!

SIGGRAPH is back in Los Angeles and so is Microsoft Azure! I hope you can join us at Booth #1351 to hear from leading customers and innovative partners. Teradici, Bebop, Support Partners, Blender, and more will be there to showcase ... continue reading

Accelerating HPC Storage with the Azure FXT Edge Filer

In high performance computing (HPC) workloads, access to storage matters. In this episode, Scott Hanselman and Ron Hogue discuss the new Azure FXT Edge Filer, a new appliance that creates a powerful cache on-premises connecting network attached storage (NAS) and ... continue reading
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CGG speeds geoscience insights on Azure HPC

A leader in geosciences, CGG has been imaging the earth’s subsurface for more than 85 years. Their products and solutions help clients locate natural resources. When a customer asked whether the cloud could speed the creation of the high-resolution reservoir ... continue reading
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Azure HC-series Virtual Machines crosses 20,000 cores for HPC workloads

New HPC-targeted cloud virtual machines Azure HC-series Virtual Machines are now generally available in the West US 2 and East US regions. HC-series virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for the most at-scale, computationally intensive HPC applications. For this class of ... continue reading
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HB-series Azure Virtual Machines achieve cloud supercomputing milestone

New HPC-targeted cloud virtual machines are first to scale to 10,000 cores Azure Virtual Machine HB-series are the first on the public cloud to scale a MPI-based high performance computing (HPC) job to 10,000 cores. This level of scaling has ... continue reading