NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Distributed training of deep learning models on Azure

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech Community: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/AzureCAT/NEW-REFERENCE-ARCHITECTURE-Distributed-training-of-deep-learning/ba-p/333652 ======================== Our sixth AI reference architecture (on the Azure Architecture Center) is authored by AzureCAT Mathew Salvaris, edited by Nanette Ray, and published by Mike Wasson. Distributed training of deep learning models on Azure Reference architectures provide…

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NEW E-BOOK UPDATE: Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech Community: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/AzureCAT/NEW-E-BOOK-UPDATE-Parallel-Virtual-File-Systems-on-Microsoft/ba-p/333649 ======================== On January 11, 2019 AzureCAT published significant updates to the Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure e-book. The revised version features a new BeeGFS template library, complete with sample templates and scripts, that deploy the…

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High Performance Computing on Azure – Portal

By combining Azure and its services with high performance computing (HPC), you can tap into unlimited resources to scale your HPC jobs. HPC on Azure can maximize your performance when analyzing large-scale data, running graphics-intensive and data-intensive simulations and models, experimenting while reducing time to market, and much more. The High Performance Computing on Azure – Portal provides…

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NEW E-BOOK: Install TmaxSoft OpenFrame on Azure

In this 44-page e-book, Steve Read (AzureCAT) and Manoj Aerroju (TmaxSoft) explain how to set up a TmaxSoft OpenFrame environment suitable for development, demos, testing, and production workloads. OpenFrame makes it easy to lift your existing mainframe assets and shift them to Azure. By moving your mainframe workloads to the cloud, you can modernize your infrastructure, benefit from…

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Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #9: Extract, transform, load (ETL)

This is our ninth and final blog entry exploring the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The previous entries for this blog series are: Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #1: Introduction Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #2: On-demand big data analytics Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #3: Advanced analytics and deep learning Azure Data Architecture Guide…

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Microsoft Azure Government cloud for mainframe applications

Planning an application migration is the ideal time to add value and agility to even well-established mainframe workloads. In this quick guide, Larry Mead of AzureCAT shows how United States government agencies and their partners can use Azure Government for mainframe applications—and migration may not be as difficult as you think. Azure Government delivers the…

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NEW EBOOK: Deploy Agisoft PhotoScan on Azure with Avere vFXT for Azure or BeeGFS

This 30-page eBook provides step-by-step guidance for installing Agisoft PhotoScan photogrammetry software backed by either Avere vFXT storage or the BeeGFS parallel file system. We show you how to set up PhotoScan on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). High performance storage accelerates processing time, and the results of his benchmark tests are included. This environment can…

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