Linux Azure VM Scale Sets with shared storage using Lustre

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set is a compute resource you can use to deploy and manage an elastic collection of identical and usually stateless VMs. Mark Russinovich announced and demoed the public preview of the Azure VM Scale Sets (VMSS) in his November 11, 2015 blog post. Currently, as of December 2015, Azure VM Scale…

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Deploying Intel Cloud Edition for Lustre* on Microsoft Azure

Arsen Vladimirskiy | Updated April 27, 2016 About Lustre Lustre is the most widely used parallel filesystem in high performance computing (HPC) environments. This is because Lustre provides POSIX compliance, offers extreme performance when used with hundreds of clients, and can scale up in both speed and storage volume as nodes are added to the…

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Certificate-based auth with Azure Service Principals from Linux command line

In his comprehensive article, Developer’s guide to auth with Azure Resource Manager API, Dushyant Gill describes multiple authentication flows for obtaining an access token from Azure Active Directory and using it to invoke Azure Resource Manager REST APIs (ARM). There are also multiple open-source Azure SDKs (Java, Node.js, Go, Ruby, Python, .NET) that encapsulate the…

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