April 13, 2024

The ISC Excessive-Efficiency Occasion (ISC), previously often known as Worldwide Supercomputing Convention, is likely one of the most vital occasions within the high-performance computing (HPC) business, bringing collectively among the world’s most outstanding researchers, builders, distributors, and customers to debate the newest developments in HPC expertise. Microsoft Azure has had a significant presence at ISC for a number of years now, and this yr’s convention might be no exception.

Trying again at ISC 2022

At ISC 2022, we showcased the newest HPC options for Azure HPC, together with the final availability of a number of new merchandise. These options are designed to assist organizations of all sizes benefit from the facility and adaptability of Azure for his or her HPC workloads.

Key themes for us up to now have been round showcasing our newest developments in HPC and AI infrastructure, and the way our options may also help companies speed up their analysis, streamline their operations, and obtain their enterprise targets. As well as, we demonstrated the worth of our partnerships with numerous business leaders and the way we collectively allow prospects to leverage the newest applied sciences in HPC and AI. We additionally highlighted our dedication to offering safe and scalable cloud options to satisfy the calls for of probably the most complicated workloads.

Key themes to assist companies at ISC 2023

As we look ahead to the upcoming occasion, these key themes are much more vital to debate with prospects and discover methods for them to do extra with much less on this atmosphere of macroeconomic uncertainty. Our consultants mixed with our key companions on this house are actually unbelievable at serving to companies optimize their cloud spend and leverage the most effective expertise for the precise ROI to get the quickest outcomes doable.

AI can also be a key theme in our present panorama, with huge breakthroughs occurring not too long ago on this house, and can circulate by means of into our presence on the occasion. Whether or not you’re engaged on picture and speech recognition, pure language processing, or predictive modeling, a robust infrastructure is required to energy and speed up these workloads.

This yr we’re a silver sponsor for the ISC 2023 occasion. We’ll have each a sales space on-site (C318) and a digital presence. We’ll have a number of shows per day round key matters within the HPC and AI areas, given by Microsoft consultants and companions. We’ll even have some shows from prospects, the place you possibly can be taught extra about how different firms are accelerating their workloads on the cloud and ask questions.

Vendor Showdown

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Antigoni Chrysostomou, Director Specialist Administration, Microsoft.

Come hear in regards to the following matters on this yr’s Vendor Showdown:

  • Microsoft’s technique to proceed investing within the latest CPUs and graphic processing items (GPUs) with AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA—constructing real HPC and AI infrastructure at scale.
  • How we’re operating Linux on our HPC programs and we will run message passing interface (MPI) jobs on Azure.
  • How Azure is attaining world-class efficiency optimized usually with particular variations of CPUs not out there on prem or with different cloud distributors available on the market.
  • Microsoft’s technique round AI infrastructure for coaching AI fashions.
  • Quantum Computing and the power to run quantum use circumstances on at the moment’s HPC infrastructure.
  • Examples of how we assist prospects obtain extra.

HPC Options Discussion board

Corridor H, Sales space K1001—Floor Flooring on Tuesday, Could 23, 2023, from 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM CEST.

HPC infrastructure for AI outcomes: Studying at massive scale—Monday, Could 22, 2023. Time to be introduced.

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Gabrielle DavelaarSenior AI Lead Global Black Belt, Microsoft. Karl PodestaSenior Specialist, Microsoft Azure HPC.

Microsoft Azure claims five entries in the top 50 supercomputers in the world (November 2022). These entries are every smaller elements of bigger programs, at separate websites. As part of public cloud infrastructure, they’re utilized by prospects all around the world for operating each HPC and enormous AI fashions. They’re additionally utilized by Microsoft itself. Our partnerships (comparable to with NVIDIA and OpenAI) assist us to run among the largest AI fashions on the planet and produce this intelligence instantly into your complete suite of Microsoft merchandise, from Home windows to Workplace to Bing (and Azure itself, too). Come and be taught a few of what we’ve discovered from coaching, deploying, and operating the world’s largest AI fashions, on among the world’s largest HPC infrastructure—and our ideas on how this pertains to sustainability and powering the longer term.

Need to regulate what’s occurring? Take a look at our ISC 2023 website, which we’ll proceed to replace as plans are solidified.

Latest developments since ISC 2022

Azure HBv4-series and HX-series digital machines, now in preview

In November 2022, the newest developments in purpose-built digital machines focused for HPC workloads introduced the HBv4-series and HX-series, powered by lengthy awaited, latest 4th Gen EPYCTM AMD processors, codenamed ‘Genoa.’ The HBv4-series is the subsequent technology of our lengthy operating, flagship HB-series, and brings important enhancements to key workloads comparable to computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite component evaluation, frontend and backend digital design automation (EDA), rendering, molecular dynamics, computational geoscience, climate simulation, AI inference, and monetary danger evaluation. The model new HX-series is a big step in direction of delivering the most effective platform for silicon design, with greater reminiscence capability and is designed to assist ever rising fashions which can be turning into extra commonplace amongst chip designers.

Azure Managed Lustre, now in preview

In February 2023 we launched Azure Managed Lustre in preview, a brand new storage providing for Azure HPC. Lustre is an open-source parallel file system famend for HPC and is adept at large-scale cluster computing. Azure Managed Lustre (preview) supplies high-performance storage of Lustre with the management and consistency of Azure. Consequently, prospects can concentrate on their enterprise targets, whether or not that’s constructing a fraud detection system based mostly on statistical evaluation system (SAS) analytics or decoding the human genome to create the subsequent breakthrough in drugs.

Azure NVads A10 v5 digital machines, now usually out there

The brand new Azure NVads A10 v5 digital machines grew to become usually out there in June 2022, that includes NVIDIA A10 Tensor Core GPUs and enhanced efficiency capabilities for graphics-intensive processing workloads. These digital machines are perfect for graphics-intensive functions for CAD, structure engineering and development (AEC), gaming, and digital desktop infrastructure (VDI) and supply prospects with versatile, scalable options to satisfy their computing wants. With GPU partitioning (1/8 to 2 full GPUs out there), these new digital machines decrease the barrier to entry for firms desirous to leverage GPUs, the place a full GPU shouldn’t be vital. We encourage prospects to discover the brand new capabilities of Azure NVads A10 v5 virtual machines and expertise the advantages of superior graphics processing for his or her enterprise.

See what our prospects have been as much as

Moody's logo Moody’s Analytics Moody’s Analytics collaborated with Microsoft Azure to develop a scalable cloud HPC answer to assist its insurance coverage monetary intelligence platform. By leveraging Azure digital machine scale units and Azure HPC SKUs, Moody’s was capable of effectively scale its infrastructure to assist dynamic workloads, enhance software efficiency, and scale back operational prices. Because of this partnership, Moody’s Analytics was capable of improve its buyer expertise and supply extra correct, dependable, and well timed monetary evaluation to the insurance coverage business.
Climavision Climavision Climavision partnered with Microsoft Azure to develop a scalable and dependable cloud answer to assist its superior climate forecasting expertise. With Azure’s AI and analytics capabilities, Climavision was capable of enhance its climate prediction accuracy and supply real-time, hyperlocal climate insights to its prospects. By leveraging Azure’s safe and versatile cloud platform, Climavision was capable of improve its operational effectivity and obtain important enterprise development.
UD Trucks UD Vans UD Vans collaborated with Microsoft to develop a sophisticated HPC and AI infrastructure to enhance the effectivity and accuracy of its manufacturing processes. By leveraging Azure’s HPC capabilities and machine studying algorithms, UD Vans was capable of streamline its provide chain operations and improve its car design course of. With Azure’s safe and scalable cloud platform, UD Vans was capable of obtain important value financial savings and place itself for future development within the automotive business.
Encina Encina Chemical compounds Encina Chemical compounds partnered with Microsoft Azure to develop a scalable, safe, and versatile cloud answer to optimize its manufacturing processes, scale back time to answer, and enhance the potential for operating bigger and extra refined area fashions that incorporate extra detailed physics and extra complicated chemical reactions. Azure’s built-in AI and analytics capabilities enabled Encina Chemical compounds to automate high quality management, optimize manufacturing, and scale back waste—resulting in important value financial savings, elevated effectivity, and higher useful resource sustainability. Utilizing Azure HPC allowed taking leaps in sustainability initiatives as a substitute of slowly creeping ahead with preexisting expertise. The simulations generated exact, actionable knowledge used within the design of a cutting-edge recycling facility permitting Encina Chemical compounds and different sustainability startups to make use of quicker, cheaper modeling in Azure to assist them deploy and scale modeling revolutionary concepts with confidence.

Be taught extra about Azure HPC and ISC 2023

Listed below are some key locations so that you can be taught extra about Azure HPC and our presence on the ISC Excessive-Efficiency Occasion 2023: