Azure GPU Tensorflow Step-by-Step Setup

  This guide will walk you through running your code on GPUs in Azure. Before we start, it cannot be stressed enough: do not leave the VM running when you are not using it. The expected time from start to finish is 1-2 hours. The most time consuming part will be downloading and installing NVIDIA…

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World-class HPC on demand, Azure allows you to simulate complex models without having to manage infrastructure.

You may want to run lots of computations, such as a parameter study or Monte-Carlo run. Running a high-performance computing simulation that needs high-bandwidth, low-latency (< 3 microsecond) supercomputer networking to scale to hundreds of cores is uniquely possible on Microsoft Azure. So you can have whatever cluster you want, lots of basic machines, or…

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Using F# to write serverless Azure functions

Guest post by Thomas Denney Microsoft Student Partner at the University of Oxford. Over the last few years cloud providers have shifted from offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service to Platform-as-a-Service, helping to reduce the knowledge required to maintain web apps and increase abstraction over maintenance and scaling. Function-as-a-Service, also known as serverless, is the next stage of abstraction,…

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Azure Architecture Center

  Ever wondered what the best practice for setting up and configuring cloud architectures well here is the answer welcome to the Azure Architecture Center https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/  Here is a quick list of resources Reference Architectures Identity management Hybrid network Network DMZ VM workloads (Linux) VM workloads (Windows) Web application with managed services Cloud Design Patterns…

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Setting up Azure subscription and resources at your institution

Subscriptions & Resource Groups are one of the most important aspects when looking at how to deliver/provide cloud resources to your staff/students Here are some best practice principles around providing Azure at your institution. 1. Create new major subscriptions to hold resource groups, according to broad categories Central IT Unit IT Research Groups  Students and…

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Getting Started with Windows Azure Series 2. Building your first VM

The 2nd most common question I get is how can I build a VM on Azure Well Step 1 is logging into Azure Portal http://portal.azure.com Once your logged in you will see a screen like this     No. 1 The Service Status of Azure – You can immediately see from this screen the current…

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Getting Started with Windows Azure Series 1. Overview

One of the most popular questions I get asked is how can I get started with Windows Azure? The following is a short overview of what Azure is. In this series I will talk about the overall platform and then focus on the creation of VMs. How to Get Started on Azure on Demand Webinar…

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Internet of things with Azure

I have been working with a University on a course around IoT and wanted to share the resources with you.   Many developers are currently targeting IoT for upcoming projects. As developers adopt IoT, Data Science for IoT will provide some unique challenges. This new course targets developers who want to be data scientists with an…

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Azure and Linux deploying via Azure Resource Manager

  The Azure platform SLA applies to virtual machines running the Linux OS only when one of the endorsed distributions is used. All Linux distributions that are provided in the Azure image gallery are endorsed distributions with the required configuration   See: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/virtual-machines-linux-endorsed-distros?toc=%2fazure%2fvirtual-machines%2flinux%2ftoc.json Azure Endorsed Linux Distributions Images on Azure Marketplace – https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com Azure MarketPlace…

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Data on Azure

  Simply put the choice of database is now huge! Data on Azure is also a huge area with lots of technologies both Microsoft and Open Source being available Architecture of Data services on Azure Different databases are designed to solve different problems. Using a single database engine for all of the requirements usually leads…

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