Prospects around the globe depend on Microsoft Azure to drive improvements.
Whether or not it’s understanding our surroundings, public well being, power sustainability, climate modeling, financial development, and lots of others discovering options to those essential challenges requires big quantities of centered computing energy. Prospects are more and more discovering one of the best ways to entry such high-performance computing (HPC) is thru the agility, scale, safety, and modern efficiency of Azure’s purpose-built HPC and AI cloud providers.
Azure’s market-leading imaginative and prescient for HPC and AI relies on a core of real and acknowledged HPC experience, utilizing confirmed HPC know-how and design rules, enhanced with the most effective options of the cloud. The result’s an entire platform that delivers efficiency, scalability, and worth, not like another cloud. This implies purposes scaling 12 occasions larger than different public clouds. It means larger software efficiency per VM. It means powering AI workloads for one buyer with a supercomputer match to be among the many high 5 on the planet. And it means delivering huge computing energy into the arms of medical researchers over a weekend to show out life-saving improvements within the battle in opposition to COVID-19.
Be part of us at ISC 2021 to study extra about Azure HPC and AI Supercomputing and Quantum
Microsoft will ship a keynote on the Worldwide Supercomputing Convention (ISC) 2021 on quantum computing, and take part in a number of locations throughout the ISC 2021 technical program, together with panel classes, talks, and shows by our clients.
Moreover, we invite you to hitch us at a casual off-hour occasion at ISC on Monday, June 28, 2021, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CEST for our inaugural “open neighborhood social.” We could have a variety of HPC and Quantum specialists from analysis, engineering, and customer-facing roles. We may even formally launch our Azure HPC neighborhood program. Study extra particulars concerning the Azure HPC after-hour social occasion at ISC 2021 and be a part of our Discord group previous to the off-hour occasion.
Take a look at our weblog put up that includes extra particulars about our ISC occasions and actions.
Bulletins for Azure HPC and AI Supercomputing in 2021
Azure FX-series Digital Machine common availability announcement
We’re asserting the overall availability of Azure FX-series Digital Machine, particularly designed to optimize digital design automation (EDA) workload processing with a purpose-built digital machine architected for EDA workloads. For extra particulars see the FX-series announcement Azure weblog, “Optimize excessive computing efficiency with Azure FX-series Digital Machines” in addition to the Ansys RedHawk announcement, “How Azure FX VM Makes Ansys RedHawk-SC™ Run Quicker the Much less You Spend.”
NVIDIA ND A100 v4 launch
Azure introduced the overall availability of scale-out NVIDIA A100 GPU Clusters with HDR 200 Gb/s InfiniBand networking: the quickest public cloud supercomputer. The ND A100 v4 VM is powered by NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and is designed to let our most demanding clients scale up and scale out with out ever slowing down.
Xilinx NP launch
Azure launched common availability of the Azure NP-Collection Digital Machine. The NP-series digital machines are powered by Xilinx U250 FPGAs for accelerating workloads together with machine studying inference, video transcoding, and database search and analytics. NP-series VMs are additionally powered by Intel Xeon 8171M (Skylake) CPUs with an all-core turbo clock velocity of three.2 GHz.
AMD HBv3 launch
Azure introduced the overall availability of the Azure HBv3 digital machine for HPC workloads advancing the rate at which we convey the most recent applied sciences to our HPC clients and the compute efficiency we put at their fingertips.
Azure HPC and AI Collaboration Facilities launch
Microsoft introduced the HPC and AI Collaboration Facilities program with 5 inaugural companions. These companions will share greatest practices for unlocking buyer innovation and productiveness with HPC and AI.
Large moments for Azure HPC and AI Supercomputing in 2021
UK Met Workplace supercomputing announcement
The UK Met Workplace supercomputing announcement highlighted that Microsoft had been awarded a contract to ship a ten-year managed supercomputing service, offering superior supercomputing capabilities for climate and local weather analysis, guaranteeing the continuation of the Met Workplace’s management on this space.
Jellyfish Photos wanted to allow safe distant entry to immense computing energy to render visible results and animation sequences. The studio gained burst rendering on as much as 90,000 processor cores within the cloud with Microsoft Azure Digital Machine Scale Units, HBv2 digital machines, and Avere vFXT for Azure. It takes 80 p.c off these rendering prices with Azure Spot Digital Machines and makes use of an Azure ExpressRoute connection to reduce latency whereas extra securely managing storage in a single place, with out replication.
Van Gogh Museum
In a median 12 months, tens of hundreds of Chinese language guests head to the Netherlands to tour the Van Gogh Museum. In recognition of this curiosity, the museum has created a mini-program for the social media platform WeChat. By this app-like program, Chinese language customers can take selfies and have them digitally reworked within the type of Vincent Van Gogh. To stay compliant with GDPR laws, and to scale the mini-program to satisfy demand, the museum has deployed it in Microsoft Azure with Azure Blob Storage, Azure Capabilities, and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
Wildlife Safety Company
Wildlife Safety Options (WPS) sits within the nexus between essentially the most distant locations on the planet and burgeoning animal conservation science. It supplies the monitoring know-how that conservation teams have to maintain watch over wild locations and defend wildlife. Conservationists use distant cameras to collect picture information concerning the standing of the species they defend, however the variety of photographs that should be analyzed earlier than motion could be taken is overwhelming. WPS overcomes this barrier in collaboration with Microsoft AI for Earth, supported by Azure applied sciences for a species-preserving resolution.