HPC Pack cluster for Excel workloads

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You can now easily deploy a cloud-based HPC Pack cluster in Azure. Microsoft HPC Pack is a free high performance computing solution built on Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. A cloud-based HPC Pack cluster provides a cluster administrator or independent software vendor (ISV) a flexible, scalable platform to run compute-intensive Windows and Linux applications while reducing investment in an on-premises compute cluster infrastructure.
This template creates a complete HPC Pack cluster infrastructure for Excel workloads, including the Azure virtual network, Active Directory Domain forest, a head node with local SQL databases, and a number of compute nodes with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. A 30 days evaluation version of Microsoft Excel Professional Plus 2013 is installed on the compute nodes. Provide a valid license key to activate Excel for production workloads. It is recommended to specify VM size with at least 4 CPU cores for the head node, and VM size with at least 2 CPU cores for the compute nodes. For more information click “More about HPC Pack cluster in Azure” in the useful links.

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