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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
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Accelerate silicon design innovation on Azure with Synopsys Cloud

Semiconductor and silicon technology are the basis of digital transformation happening everywhere, across industries and our daily lives, impacting the way we work, learn, and play. The continuous improvement in the performance and power of silicon has been key to ... 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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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
Illustration of sequence of BCL to VCF data conversion steps for genomic analysis.

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
EDA Backend Physical Verification benchmark chart for FX VM

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
MPI Performance Improvements HBv3 (EPYC 7003-series) versus HBv2 (EPYC 7002-series

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

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