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Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2020

Customers around the world rely on Microsoft Azure to drive innovations related to our environment, public health, energy sustainability, weather modeling, economic growth, and more. Finding solutions to these important challenges requires huge amounts of focused computing power. Customers are increasingly finding the best way to access such high-performance computing (HPC) is through the agility, scale, security, and leading edge performance of Azure’s purpose-built HPC and AI cloud services.

Azure’s market-leading vision for HPC and AI is based on a core of genuine and recognized HPC expertise, using proven HPC technology and design principles, enhanced with the best features of the cloud. The result is a capability that delivers performance, scale, and value unlike any other cloud. This means applications scaling 12 times higher than other public clouds. It means higher application performance per node. It means powering AI workloads for one customer with a supercomputer fit to be among the top five in the world. And it means delivering massive compute power into the hands of medical researchers over a weekend to prove out life-saving innovations in the fight against COVID-19.

Big moments for Azure HPC and AI Supercomputing in 2020

OpenAI

partnership with OpenAI. Earlier this year, OpenAI released their first application programming interface (AP)I for their general-purpose language model, Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3), giving developers access to advanced natural language processing (NLP) technologies for building more interactive applications and services. Shortly thereafter, OpenAI announced it has agreed to license its GPT-3 technology to Microsoft to use within its own products and services.

This will continue to offer developers and scientists new means to not just transform their organizations but to do so faster and with less disruption. It was also announced that Microsoft has deployed dedicated cloud supercomputing capability for OpenAI, comparable to the top five supercomputers in the world.

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Azure high-performance computing at Supercomputing 2020