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Azure comes to Dallas for Supercomputing

After a couple years of virtual-only events, Microsoft Azure is thrilled to be joining you in person in Dallas this year for Supercomputing—and we’ve got some exciting things in store!

Supercomputing (SC), held annually, is arguably one of the biggest annual events in high-performance computing (HPC). It’s a great chance for the community to connect and learn from one another, and for Microsoft, the goal remains the same. After a couple years of virtual-only events, we’re thrilled to be joining you in person in Dallas this year—and we’ve got some exciting things in store.

Step into our Microsoft Booth

This year we’ll be located at booth #2433—make sure to stop by and say “hi.” We’ll have several goodies for you to take, a caricature artist to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake of your experience at the event, and two hardware booths to let you see in person some of the technology that powers Microsoft Azure HPC + AI virtual machines (VMs). We’ll even be showcasing our newest product launch in the hardware bar. Feeling tired? Come take a break in our lounge or café area for some much-needed relief, networking, or coffee. And of course, an event wouldn’t be the same without our Microsoft specialists and partners sharing in our booth. View our blog to see the full lineup of sessions in the booth.

Explore our joint booth with NVIDIA

We’ll also have a joint booth with NVIDIA, located at #2409. We’ll have Microsoft experts and partners giving presentations in this booth to share insights on the confluence of AI with HPC using NVIDIA accelerated computing on Azure. Don’t be shy about stopping by to talk to our subject matter experts, network with peers or simply get off your feet.

Want to take a break from the hustle of the conference and stretch your creative muscles? Come over to our chalkboard and create an image of what “Make AI Your Reality” means to you. Here’s what to do—draw your image, take a picture and post it to your favorite channel with #MakeAIYourReality, and then show it to a Microsoft or NVIDIA representative in the booth to get your raffle ticket for a chance to win an NVIDIA Jetson Nano developer kit—a small but powerful computer to start learning about building AI-enabled applications with ready-to-try projects and community support.

Attend the Women in HPC (WHPC) networking reception

We are tremendously honored to be sponsoring the annual Women in High-Performance Computing networking reception. Not only will this drive awareness of diversity and inclusivity topics, but will produce understandings about how we can all work towards improving the under-representation of women in supercomputing.

Visit the Student Cluster Competition

We are so excited to be supporting the SC Student Cluster Competition once again this year! Every year, both undergraduate and high school students design and build small clusters, learn scientific applications, apply optimization techniques for their chosen architectures, and compete in a 48-hour challenge at the SC event to complete real-world workloads, demonstrating their HPC knowledge for conference attendees and judges.

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