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It’s a Wrap! We’ll See You at ISC Next Year

[SPONSORED POST] After attending ISC, it’s safe to say that no remote conferencing or communication technology can ever replace the experience of face-to-face human interaction.  It was fantastic to engage directly with our customers and partners, sharing new platform developments and intriguing customer stories.  It is truly inspiring to hear about some of the new initiatives aimed to conquer challenges that seemed insurmountable in previous years.

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 […]

Open Compute Project Announces Hardware-Software Co-design Strategy.

April 14, 2022 – Today, the OCP Foundation, the nonprofit organization focused on hyperscale, announced a new hardware-software co-design strategy that is exemplified by recent contributions to the OCP by Microsoft and Intel of the Scalable I/O (Input/Output) Virtualization (SIOV) specification, and a new collaboration with the SONiC Project now at the Linux Foundation. “Hardware–software co-design […]

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 […]

Cyberwar: Microsoft Comes to Ukraine’s Aid Combating Russian Malware

Microsoft – and, apparently, HPC – have come to Ukraine’s aid in the cyber aspect of the Russian invasion. Several hours before Russia began its assault on February 24, Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), scanning the company’s vast network, detected a new round of offensive cyberattacks directed at Ukraine’s digital infrastructure, according to a blog […]

Intersect360 Research White Paper: Microsoft Azure Delivers HPC Now And Into The Future With AMD

[SPONSORED POST] 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.

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.

Purdue University Seeing New Opportunities for Innovation with Cloud Technology Using Azure’s AMD EPYC™ Processor-based HBv3 Instances

In this sponsored article, Preston Smith, Director of Research Services and Support at Purdue University, discusses how Purdue University’s community cluster program has supported scientists from every corner of the campus since 2004, building upon decades of experience at Purdue in scientific computing. Batch high-performance computing remains the scientists’ bread and butter, with current community clusters delivering hundreds of millions of CPU-hours each year, but cloud technology, using Azure’s AMD EPYC™ processor-based HBv3 instances, is providing new opportunities for innovation.

UK Denies Atos Charges in Microsoft’s $1.2B Weather Supercomputer Contract Win

In the aftermath of Microsoft’s win of a mammoth, £854 million ($1.2 billion) weather supercomputing contract from the British government, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is fending off a lawsuit by Atos, which lost its bid, charging the government with “breaching public law duties,” according to a report in the […]

NAG Delivers Machine Learning Guidance via New Azure HPC + AI Collaboration Centre

23 February 2021 – Oxford, UK: The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) will provide machine learning guidance to Microsoft Azure users via the new Azure HPC & AI Collaboration Centre. In partnership with NVIDIA, this new centre will develop best practices for the deployment of scalable machine learning in the Cloud. “Microsoft and NVIDIA innovation around […]