NVidia P100 and V100 coming to Azure


Corey Sanders announced this week for Super Computing Conference that Microsoft are launching a new VM size on Azure, the NCv3. This new size will offer the new NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU. You can sign up for the preview today.

NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 is the world’s most advanced data center GPU ever built to accelerate AI, HPC, and graphics. Powered by NVIDIA Volta, the latest GPU architecture, Tesla V100 offers the performance of 100 CPUs in a single GPU—enabling data scientists, researchers, and engineers to tackle challenges that were once impossible. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/tesla-v100/

Our NCv2, offering NVIDIA P100s, www.nvidia.com/object/tesla-p100.html  and our ND-series, offering NVIDIA P40s, are exiting preview and will be GA for your production workloads starting on December 1st. see  Corey blog at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-gpus-coming-to-azure-accelerate-hpc-and-ai-workloads/

Comments (2)

  1. Lee Stott says:

    Azure NCv2-Series VMs are a new addition to the GPU offering.

    They feature NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs, which provide more than two times the computation performance of the original NC-Series.
    NCv2 VMs, like the NC-Series, offer a configuration with InfiniBand networking for workloads that require fast interconnectivity, like oil and gas, automotive, and genomics, to accelerate scale-out capability and improved single-instance performance.

    NCv2-Series VMs are now generally available. General availability (GA) pricing will begin on January 1, 2018. Usage prior to January 1, 2018, will be billed at preview rates.

    ND-Series VMs now generally available in West US 2
    ND-Series VMs are specifically designed for the needs of the artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning workloads offering excellent performance for training and inference. They are powered by NVIDIA Tesla P40 GPUs based on the new Pascal Architecture and provide excellent performance for FP32 (single precision floating point operations), for AI workloads utilizing CNTK, TensorFlow, Caffe, and other frameworks.

    ND-Series VMs offer:

    A much larger GPU memory size (24 GB), enabling it to fit much larger neural net models and InfiniBand connectivity so you can run large-scale training jobs spanning many GPUs.
    A configuration that provides a low latency, high-throughput network interface optimized for large-scale training jobs spanning many GPUs.
    ND-Series VMs are generally available. GA pricing will begin on January 1, 2018. Usage prior to January 1, 2018, will be billed at preview rates.

  2. Lee Stott says:

    Azure N-Series VMs are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios like high-end remote visualization, deep learning, and predictive analytics. The NC24r VM also includes a low-latency, high-throughput network interface optimized for tightly-coupled parallel computing workloads.

    The NC-Series VMs are now available in the Southeast Asia, Australia East, and East US 2 regions. The NV-Series VMs are now available in the Australia East and East US 2 regions.

    Learn more about Virtual Machines on the overview https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/virtual-machines/ and pricing webpages. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

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