Back in June, Microsoft Azure took four consecutive positions from 26th to 29th in the TOP500 supercomputer ranking list. These clusters are part of the Azure ND A100 v4 virtual machine family, and they are available on demand in four global regions. These systems delivered 16.59 petaflops on the HPL benchmark used for the TOP500 supercomputer rankings.
In the latest TOP500 rankings, Microsoft Azure has joined the Top 10 club with a 30.05 Petaflop offering. This is based on the recently announced NDm A100 80GB v4 by Microsoft, available on request.
These Azure NDm A100 v4 instances are powered by NVIDIA GPU acceleration and NVIDIA InfiniBand networking.
|Physical CPU Cores||Server Memory (GB)||GPU||Local NVMe temporary disk||NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand . Network||Azure Network|
|96||1,900 GB||8 x 80 GB NVIDIA A100||6,400 GB||200 GB/s||40 Gb/s|
The source: Microsoft
https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-azure-top500-supercomputer-rankings/ | Microsoft Azure entered the Top10 in the TOP500 supercomputer rankings