How AMD Helps Push Azure’s HPC Strategy

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Microsoft Azure early on took an aggressive stance in the cloud HPC segment, becoming, for example, one of the first to offer the InfiniBand interconnect on its public cloud platform. The strategy has paid off as cloud has become one of the fastest growing segments in the HPC industry.

In this interview, Evan Burness, Azure’s principal program manager for HPC & Big Compute, talks about a vendor relationship he says is key to Azure’s mission to offer top-shelf HPC capabilities: the Azure-AMD partnership.