High-performance computing

Explore Azure HPC solutions by industry and application to find the products and services you need to achieve your unique business objectives.

Powerful versatility

Optimised for HPC workloads. Whether it’s fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, seismic processing, reservoir simulation or weather modelling, run your workloads with maximum performance, scalability and cost efficiency on Azure.


Extend your HPC environment to the cloud. Use Azure HPC resources on your terms. Dynamically burst to the cloud to complement your on-premises capabilities, or even fully migrate entire HPC environments and workflows.

Supercomputer networking

InfiniBand bandwidth and latency, with support for RDMA verbs, OFED drivers, and all MPI types and versions, including OpenMPI, MVAPICH2, Platform MPI and Intel MPI – Azure is the only public cloud to offer InfiniBand

Powerful compute

Extraordinary scalability and versatility with fully managed, dedicated supercomputers from Cray, powerful CPU and GPU virtual machines (VMs), highly capable virtual desktop offerings, and a wide array of fast and flexible storage options

Seamless integration

Easily extend existing HPC resource environments to Azure – no need to re-architect your applications for the cloud. Use Azure tools to clone your clusters to the cloud and manage your application workflows

Explore Azure HPC solutions by application and industry

Empower engineers, scientists and researchers to make new breakthroughs in their fields with Azure HPC.

Industries

Automotive

Simulate all aspects of vehicle engineering cost-effectively and at scale with highly secure infrastructure.

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Financial services

Confidently meet regulatory requirements with an elastic and intelligent infrastructure for risk modelling. Extend your capacity as needed and only pay for what you use.

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Energy

Optimise all stages of upstream oil and gas industry exploration, appraisal, completion and production.

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Life sciences

Accelerate insights in genomics, precision medicine and clinical trials with near-infinite high-performance bioinformatics infrastructure.

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Silicon

Scalable, secure, on-demand, high-performance infrastructure with compute, storage and networking optimised for EDA workloads.

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Manufacturing

Rapidly iterate on product design to reduce time to market and improve product quality with scalable and highly secure on-demand infrastructure.

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Workloads

Machine learning

Get powerful remote workstations, run clusters with near-infinite scale, and gain better insights with advanced analytics, machine learning and AI workloads run on Azure.

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Visualisation

Run any graphic-intensive workload in the cloud and deliver extraordinary experiences to any device, anywhere, at any time, with Azure.

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Rendering

Render with confidence on a scalable, MPAA-certified, non-competing platform that’s trusted by 95 per cent of the Fortune 500.

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HPC Platform Services

Get vast compute resources with a cloud platform built for global scale and outfitted with services specifically geared towards handling HPC workloads.

Network

Establish private, secure tunnels for hybrid cloud connectivity using Azure ExpressRoute. Take advantage of Linux RDMA with InfiniBand for MPI workloads within your data centre.

Compute

Find the right compute resources at nearly unlimited scale on Azure. Use H-series VMs for memory bound applications, N-series VMs for graphic intensive and CUDA/OpenCL based applications, or Cray for a fully dedicated and customised supercomputer as a service.

Storage

Use HPC Cache to burst your HPC applications into Azure using data stored in on-prem NAS devices. Delivered as an Azure service natively within Azure data center Azure NetApp files lets you access large amounts of I/O with a sub-millisecond latency. For high throughout storage solution use Cray ClusterSor - a Lustre-based, bare-metal HPC storage solution that is fully integrated into the Azure fabric.

Workflow Services

Take advantage of Azure Batch to create and manage compute nodes, install applications you want to run and schedule jobs. Use Azure CycleCloud to dynamically provision HPC Azure clusters and orchestrate data and jobs for hybrid and cloud workflows. Elastically provision additional compute capacity for your HPC applications by encapsulating your processes and running containers using Azure Kubernetes Services.

Intelligent Services

Innovate the next generation of applications with predictive analysis using Data Lake Analytics. Gain more insights by building and running machine learning models on top of your HPC data.

Fully managed supercomputing service on Azure

Get a dedicated, fully managed, single tenancy Cray XC series or Cray CS series supercomputer. Take advantage of ClusterStor high-performance storage with your Cray deployment or with Azure H-series VMs. Experience great features such as:

  • Dedicated, customised, fully managed supercomputers.
  • Single tenancy on bare metal for complete control and privacy over your computing environment.
  • No data movement. Your data stays on the same Azure network as your RDMA/GPU/FPGA VMs.
  • Transformative services such as AI, deep learning and advanced analytics.

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