21 March 2022
Azure HBv3 virtual machines (VMs) are now upgraded to and generally available with AMD EPYC 3rd Gen processors with 3D V-Cache, formerly codenamed “Milan-X”, in the Azure East US, South Central, and West Europe regions. The new processors significantly improve the performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance-bound workloads such as CFD, explicit finite element analysis, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and silicon design right-to-left (RTL) workflows.
08 November 2021
We are announcing that a private preview is now live for Azure HBv3 virtual machines enhanced by AMD EPYC 3rd Gen processors with 3D v-cache, codenamed “Milan-X”. These processors significantly improve the performance, scaling efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of a variety of memory performance-bound workloads such as CFD, explicit finite element analysis, computational geoscience, weather simulation, and silicon design RTL workflows.
15 March 2021
Today Azure advances the velocity at which we bring the latest technologies to our HPC customers and the compute performance we put at their fingertips.
16 November 2020
It was this time a year ago during SC’19 when Azure unveiled the HBv2 clusters of Virtual Machines (VM) for high performance computing (HPC). At the time, we characterized this uniquely powerful and scalable VM as “rivaling the most advanced supercomputers on the planet.”
27 February 2020
HPC-optimized virtual machines now available.
19 November 2019
HBv2 Virtual Machines for HPC, Azure’s most powerful yet, now in preview Azure HB v2-series Virtual Machines (VM) for high-performance computing (HPC) are now in preview in the South Central US region.
08 August 2019
Announcing the second-generation HB-series Azure Virtual Machines for high-performance computing (HPC). HBv2 Virtual Machines are designed to deliver leadership-class performance, message passing interface (MPI) scalability, and cost efficiency for a variety of real-world 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.
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.
24 September 2018
We are excited to announce two additions to our H-series Azure virtual machines for High-Performance Computing (HPC).