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Rani Borkar

Rani Borkar

Corporate Vice President, Azure Hardware Systems and Infrastructure

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Azure Maia for the era of AI: From silicon to software to systems 

Fueling groundbreaking innovations, Azure AI infrastructure comprises of technology from NVIDIA, AMD, and our own AI accelerator, as we announced last November. In this blog, we will dive deeper into the technology and journey of developing Azure Maia 100, Microsoft’s first in-house AI accelerator optimized for Microsoft Azure AI infrastructure. 

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Microsoft and NVIDIA partnership continues to deliver on the promise of AI 

At NVIDIA GTC, Microsoft and NVIDIA are announcing new offerings across a breadth of solution areas from leading AI infrastructure to new platform integrations, and industry breakthroughs. The news expands our long-standing collaboration, which paved the way for revolutionary AI innovations that customers are now bringing to fruition.

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Published • 4 min read

Fostering AI infrastructure advancements through standardization 

At this year’s OCP Global Summit, Microsoft will share our latest contributions to supercomputing architecture and hardware intended to support the new era through standardization and innovation.

Published • 5 min read

Delivering consistency and transparency for cloud hardware security 

Microsoft has made a number of contributions to and collaborated with various members of the Open Compute Project (OCP) community, the leading industry group dedicated to open source hardware innovation. This year, we are excited to showcase some of our newest projects at the OCP Global Summit.

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Accelerate silicon design innovation on Azure with Synopsys Cloud 

Here at Microsoft, we’ve empowered our long-standing partners in the semiconductor industry to embrace Azure’s cloud infrastructure and scale out electronic design automation (EDA). With a new EDA-optimized cloud environment running on Azure, the launch of the Synopsys Cloud marks a significant milestone for the industry by offering silicon design teams the ability to scale and accelerate their development cycles—transforming chip design the way that the cloud transformed computing.

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Learn how Microsoft Circular Centers are scaling cloud supply chain sustainability 

To deliver the most sustainable, scalable, and reliable cloud for Azure customers, continued innovation in cloud hardware is a constant priority for Microsoft. Learn more about how Microsoft’s Circular Centers are extending the lifespan of our servers with the goal of increasing component reuse by up to 90 percent.

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The anatomy of a datacenter—how Microsoft’s datacenter hardware powers the Microsoft Cloud 

Leading hardware engineering at “the” software company is not as strange as it sounds, as the Microsoft Cloud depends on hardware as the foundation of trust, reliability, capacity, and performance, to make it possible for Microsoft and our customers to achieve more.