Generally available: Azure NC A100 v4 virtual machines for AI
Published date: 01 June, 2022
Azure NC A100 v4 series virtual machines (VMs) are now generally available in US East 2, US East, Southeast Asia, and West Europe. These VMs, powered by NVIDIA A100 80GB Tensor Core PCIe GPUs and 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ Milan processors, improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of a variety of GPU performance-bound real world AI training and inferencing workloads.
You can use this new VM series for workloads like object detection, video processing, image classification, speech recognition, recommender, autonomous driving reinforcement learning, oil and gas reservoir simulation, finance document parsing, web inferencing, and more. In fact, at Microsoft we host our deep learning inferencing, cognitive science, and our applied AI services on the NC series instances. The learnings and advancements made in these areas are helping drive the design decisions for the next generation of NC system.