Guidance and framework for running HPC applications on Azure

Get started running your Big Compute workloads on Azure! The AzureCAT HPC team is proud to announce a new framework we created to accelerate the testing of high-performance computing (HPC) applications using Azure Batch pools or Azure CycleCloud clusters. In the past year, we worked with many customers, partners, and software vendors who want to…

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Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 3: GlusterFS on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited by Nanette Ray.  This article is also available as an eBook: Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook Find Part 1 and Part 2 of the this series here: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Lustre on Azure The GlusterFS file…

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Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 2: Lustre on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited by Nanette Ray.  This article is also available as an eBook: Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook Find Part 1 of the this series here: Part 1: Overview   Lustre is currently the most widely used parallel virtual file…

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NEW AzureCAT GUIDANCE: High performance computing on Azure: Migration guide for A8 to A11 virtual machines

Check out our new Whitepaper! This guide provides recommendations and tools for migrating virtual machines (VMs) in the A8 to A11 sizes. KR Kandavel of AzureCAT tells you how to migrate these legacy HPC clusters into new VM series—such as H, D, E, and F—for better performance with reduced cost. To help reduce downtime for…

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Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 1: Overview

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited by Nanette Ray.  This article is also available as an eBook: Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook   When customers ask our team (AzureCAT) to help them deploy large-scale cluster computing on Microsoft Azure, we tell them about Parallel…

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AzureCAT Whitepaper: High-performance computing on Microsoft Azure: GlusterFS

Download the whitepaper: High-performance computing on Microsoft Azure: GlusterFS This guide is an introduction to creating an Azure HPC cluster and HPC storage. Getting started with high-performance computing (HPC) on Azure doesn’t have to be confusing. This article and the resources in the accompanying GitHub repository were designed by the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)…

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AzureCAT eBook: Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure

Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook. This guide documents the results of a series of performance tests on Azure to see how scalable Lustre, GlusterFS, and BeeGFS are. Using a default configuration, the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) discovered how critical performance tuning is when designing Parallel Virtual File Systems (PVFSs) on Azure. Use…

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Azure GAHP Server for HTCondor

Authored by Rangarajan Srirangam (AzureCAT) and Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Reviewed by Jamie Frey (University of Wisconsin), Brij Jashal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Sciences), Tony Wu (AzureCAT), Xavier Pillons (AzureCAT) and Suren Machiraju (AzureCAT). Edited by Anna Forse and RoAnn Corbisier.   Overview The University of Wisconsin and the Microsoft Azure CAT team have collaborated to develop an…

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Run Star-CCM+ in an Azure HPC Cluster

Authored by Taylor Newill. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Steve Roach, Ben Hummerstone, and Xavier Pillons. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download With this template, you can quickly set up and benchmark a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in the Microsoft Azure environment as a proof of concept for…


Implementing GlusterFS on Azure (HPC Scalable Parallel File System)

Authored by Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. A whitepaper of this content is available on Azure.com: Implement GlusterFS on Azure Introduction Recently, AzureCAT worked with a customer to set up GlusterFS, a free, scalable, open source distributed file system that works great for applications hosted on Microsoft Azure. Like our…

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