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Training and production with PyTorch and ONNX Runtime

PyTorch on Azure: Full support for PyTorch 1.2

Congratulations to the PyTorch community on the release of PyTorch 1.2! Last fall, as part of our dedication to open source AI, we made PyTorch one of the primary, fully supported training frameworks on Azure. PyTorch is supported across many ... continue reading
Azure SQL Database – scalability

Azure SQL Database – scalability

First published on MSDN on Apr 26, 2018 Azure SQL Database is a flexible Platform as a service database that can be easily scaled to fit your needs. You can add more compute or storage to satisfy your performance requirements ... continue reading

Azure SQL Database – the database engine that cannot die

First published on MSDN on Apr 25, 2018 Azure SQL Database is highly available database Platform as a Service that guarantees that your database will be up and running 99.99% of time, without worrying about maintenance and downtimes. This is ... continue reading
Illustration of a cloud

Azure. Source–Volume 89

Dear Azure fans, Azure.Source is going on hiatus. Thank you for reading each week and be sure to follow @Azure for updates and new ways to learn more. Now available Announcing the general availability of Azure premium files We are ... continue reading
H20-DFT-LS test case results

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

Key causes of performance differences between SQL managed instance and SQL Server

Migrating to a Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance provides a host of operational and financial benefits you can only get from a fully managed and intelligent cloud database service. Some of these benefits come from features that optimize or ... continue reading
Graph of Siemens Star-CCM+ V.14.02 Le Mans 100M couple scaling - Speed up vs nodes

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
ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON - Multi Subnet Configuration

ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON – Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. Introduction If you ever get into an issue where things got slow after moving to SQL Always ON like 1 minute delay etc. while doing basic things in ... continue reading
A comparison of disk writing with Corsica vs CPU.

Improved cloud service performance through ASIC acceleration

Delivering new, transformational capabilities increasingly requires that we develop for ourselves competencies which we’d previously turned to our suppliers for. Our experience building Azure public cloud services over the last several years bears this out. We’re now developing our own ... continue reading
Automated machine learining UI

New Azure Machine Learning updates simplify and accelerate the ML lifecycle

With the exponential rise of data, we are undergoing a technology transformation, as organizations realize the need for insights driven decisions. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies can help harness this data to drive real business outcomes across ... continue reading