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Azure Adopts AMD Instinct MI200 GPU for Large-Scale AI Training

SANTA CLARA, Calif. May 26, 2022 — Microsoft has announced the use of AMD Instinct MI200 GPU accelerators for large-scale AI training workloads. Microsoft also announced it is working with the PyTorch Core team and AMD data center software team to optimize the performance and developer experience for customers running PyTorch on Microsoft Azure. AMD […]

Atos Takes Fight Over Met Office-Microsoft $1.6B Weather HPC Contract to UK High Court

Atos’ fight over the UK Met Office awarding a $1.56 billion contract to Microsoft to build the world’s biggest weather and climate supercomputer will soon go to the UK High Court, according to a story in the Financial Times. Atos, the leading Europe-based HPC vendor,  argues that is was excluded unfairly from bids for the […]

Microsoft and UK Met Office Select AI Start-ups for Environmental Sustainability Program

April 2022 — Ten companies focused on reducing carbon emissions and waste, preserving water and protecting ecosystems have been selected to take part in Microsoft’s AI for Environmental Sustainability Accelerator program. The program, launched in collaboration with the Met Office and Social Tech Trust, will support the cohort through a four-month program to advance their environmental solution using […]

IonQ Aria Coming to Microsoft’s Azure Quantum Platform

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – March 21, 2022 – Quantum computing company IonQ today announced it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to bring IonQ Aria, the company’s latest quantum system, to the Azure Quantum cloud platform. IonQ said the IonQ Aria is its most advanced commercially available quantum computer. Featuring 20 Algorithmic Qubits (#AQ), it is also the […]

Ansys Collaborates with Microsoft on Chips, Simulation and Cloud Computing for HPC

PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2022 – Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) today said its customers will have automatic cloud access to new 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-Cache technology, available on Microsoft Azure HBv3 VMs. Ansys Cloud, the managed cloud service provided by Ansys and enabled on Azure, will automatically upgrade to the AMD chips, […]

Tartabit and Quectel Collaborate on Microsoft Azure IoT Deployment

BARCELONA – February 28, 2022 – Today, Tartabit LLC announces the availability of new Quectel BC66 low-code solution templates within their IoT Bridge designed to enable frictionless pathway into Microsoft Azure. This new update to the IoT Bridge, in collaboration with Quectel, a leading IoT solution provider, demonstrates Tartabit’s commitment to easing integration between LPWAN […]

High Performance Computing for R&D

[SPONSORED POST] In this eBook, “High Performance Computing for R&D,” sponsored by Rescale, Microsoft Azure and AMD, we take a look at HPC deployments in support of R&D efforts. In many ways, the HPC solution in the cloud offered by Rescale on Azure delivers an unprecedented amount of power while solving for many crucial and common challenges faced by R&D and design teams across many industries.

@HPCpodcast: Cloud HPC is Hot – But Is It Right for Everything?

Growth of cloud HPC for several years has outpaced overall HPC market growth, and public cloud providers continually add the latest and greatest chips, interconnects, memory and software applications to their HPC menus. No doubt public cloud HPC is a great place for HPC experimentation and POC projects. But beyond that, what about making a big move to cloud HPC – which kinds of companies and workloads should go to the cloud and which should stay on-prem?

Intersect360 Research White Paper: Microsoft Azure Delivers HPC now into the Future with AMD

Highlighted in this white paper by Intersect360 Research, the fastest growing provider of HPC cloud solutions has been Microsoft Azure. Azure’s momentum is based on completeness of services and solutions for HPC, and this is reflected in the loyalty of Azure users. Microsoft Azure has a greater proportion of its HPC users likely to increase their usage in the future. Meanwhile, in recent years, HPC has seen a new surge in compute from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). As both AMD and Azure have surged in HPC, Microsoft is combining both with its HBv3 instances, featuring AMD EPYC 7003 processors.

Azure: HBv3 VMs for HPC up to 80% Faster with AMD Milan-X CPUs

Microsoft Azure has announced that a preview is now live for Azure HBv3 virtual machines powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors with AMD 3D V-cache, codenamed “Milan-X.” The processors significantly improve the performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance-bound workloads, such as CFD, explicit finite element analysis, computational geoscience, weather […]