Posts by: Evan Burness

Azure HC-series Virtual Machines cross 20,000 cores for HPC workloads

20 June 2019

Azure HC-series Virtual Machines are now generally available in the West US 2 and East US regions. HC-series virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for the most at-scale, computationally intensive HPC applications. For this class of workload, HC-series VMs are the most performant, scalable, and price-performant ever launched on Azure or elsewhere on the public cloud.

Principal Program Manager, Azure HPC

HB-series Azure Virtual Machines achieve cloud supercomputing milestone

26 May 2019

New HPC-targeted cloud virtual machines are first to scale to 10,000 cores. Azure Virtual Machine HB-series are the first on the public cloud to scale a MPI-based high performance computing (HPC) job to 10,000 cores. This level of scaling has long been considered the realm of only the world’s most powerful and exclusive supercomputers, but now is available to anyone using Azure.

Principal Program Manager, Azure HPC