General availability: Azure HBv4 Virtual Machines for HPC
Published date: 13 June, 2023
HBv4 virtual machines (VMs) are optimized for various HPC workloads such as computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, frontend and backend EDA, rendering, molecular dynamics, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and financial risk analysis.
These VMs feature:
- Up to 176 AMD EPYC™ 9004-series (Genoa-X) CPU cores with AMD 3D V-Cache, 1.4TB GB of RAM, and no simultaneous multithreading.
- Up to 1.2 TB/s of effective memory bandwidth and 2.3 GB L3 cache per VM, up to 12 GB/s (reads) and 7 GB/s (writes) of block device SSD performance, and clock frequencies up to 3.7 GHz.
- 400 Gb/s NDR InfiniBand from NVIDIA Networking to enable supercomputer-scale MPI workloads.