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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Learning more about the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine 4th April 6pm–7pm

Public webinar on DSVM This webinar focuses on demonstrating how the Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM) in Microsoft Azure conveniently enables key end-to-end data analytics scenarios by providing users immediate access to a collection of the top data science and development tools of the industry, completely pre-configured, with worked out examples and sample code. We…

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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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Comparing Azure to AWS a quick guide to the key differences

  One the question I get from academics and students is how does Microsoft Azure services compare to Amazon Web Services (AWS)? At Microsoft we have built the following resources where you can compare the IT capabilities of Azure and AWS services across the following categories. Azure and AWS for multicloud solutions Marketplace Compute Storage…

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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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Spark for Azure HDInsight

  Guest blog from Alberto De Marco Technology Solutions Professional – Big Data This week we just launched Azure Data Lake service in Europe Azure Data Lake Analytics and Azure Data Lake Store are now available in the North Europe region. Data Lake Analytics is a cloud analytics service for developing and running massively parallel…

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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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Implementing Academic Projects using Microsoft Technologies

  One of the projects, I have been working on over the last few months is the development of a infrastructure architecture for students projects within Universities who have implemented Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. There are number of key requirements   1. Enablement of Authentication for students, academics and TAs  – with institutions…

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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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