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Azure HPC Cache pricing

File caching for high-performance computing (HPC)

Azure HPC Cache is an Azure service to provide low-latency file access to support high-performance computing (HPC) workloads running in Azure. Shift existing HPC pipelines in Azure Compute while using Azure HPC Cache for file caching between Azure Blob or your on-premises network-attached storage.

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Read-write cache

Instances Price
Cache Disk (GB/Hour) $-
Throughput (2 GB/s per hour) $-

Read-only and premium caches

Instances Price
Throughput (in 5 GB/s increments, cost per hour) $-

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  • No. Azure HPC Cache works with data stored in on-premises NAS and in Azure Blob. For more information, see the product documentation.
  • The fees above are for the HPC Cache service only. VMs and Azure Storage connected to HPC Cache will be charged separately.
  • Every job will incur both a Throughput and Cache Disk fee. The Cache Disk fee is for any cache storage associated with your workload. As long as the Cache is running you will be charged. If you stop the cache, which is a manual activity, you will still be charged cache disk costs but not the larger per-hour cache costs.
  • Each instance is charged for its data egress across regions.
  • No. Applicable taxes will be added separately.

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