Data Science Virtual Machine with GPU for $0.18/Hour using Low Priority VMs

Deploy cheaper low priority (preemptable) instances of Ubuntu Data Science Virtual Machine ‘DSVM’ using the Microsoft Azure portal Deploy to Azure via Github -We have a set of deploy to Azure Scripts available to deploy the low priority VM simply click the link below There are additional scripts here on the DSVM GitHub repo for…


Running Spark on a GPU enabled cluster with AZTK

The ability to run Spark on a GPU enabled cluster demonstrates a unique convergence of big data and high-performance computing (HPC) technologies. Many institutions now want to provide infrastructure for high performance hardware such as GPUs with big data engines such as Spark, thus allowing academics, data scientists and data engineering students  to enable many…


Microsoft Azure Low-priority Virtual Machines – take advantage of surplus capacity in Azure.

Low-priority VMs make new types of Batch workloads possible by providing a large amount of compute power that is also economical. See example at https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/07/24/running-a-simulation-on-20-low-priority-azure-vms-for-a-cost-of-0-02/  Low-priority VMs Take advantage of surplus capacity in Azure. When you specify low-priority VMs in your pools, Azure Batch can automatically use this surplus when available. Low-priority VMs are offered…

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Microsoft’s Batch AI Service – Train & test machine learning models, on pools of GPU machines.

Microsoft Batch AI Microsoft’s Batch AI Service is a new service that helps you train and test machine learning models, including deep learning models, on pools of GPU machines. It simplifies the process of creating a cluster of machines and training on it using many popular deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and…


Microsoft Azure makes VMs Affordable for Everybody

Guest blog by Wolfgang Gentzsch, UberCloud We are all very familiar with mass market economics: when things become available in abundance their prices tend to drop dramatically and they become affordable for everybody. And that’s the secrete of the just announced low-priority virtual machines (VMs) to reduce the cost of Batch workloads. Low-priority VMs make…