Options to create and manage a Windows high performance computing (HPC) cluster in Azure with Microsoft HPC Pack
Take advantage of Microsoft HPC Pack and Azure compute and infrastructure services to create and manage a cloud-based high performance computing (HPC) cluster. HPC Pack is Microsoft's free HPC solution built on Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies and supports a wide range of HPC workloads. A cloud-based HPC Pack cluster provides a cluster administrator or independent software vendor (ISV) a flexible, scalable platform to run compute-intensive applications while reducing investment in an on-premises compute cluster infrastructure.
This article focuses on options to use HPC Pack to run Windows workloads. There are also options for running Linux HPC workloads with HPC Pack.
Azure has two different deployment models for creating and working with resources: Resource Manager and classic. This article covers using both models, but Microsoft recommends that most new deployments use the Resource Manager model.
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