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Microsoft brings Azure supercomputing to UK Met Office

This post was co-authored by Gayle Sheppard, Corporate Vice President, Global Expansion and Transformation. The UK Meteorological Office (Met Office) is working with Microsoft to deliver advanced supercomputing capabilities for weather and climate research, ensuring the continuation of the Met ... 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
Histogram showing the distribution of valuation times for traditional models.

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
Azure Government Secret Collage

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

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
Image displaying seismic model

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