Microsoft has taken over Cycle Computing, making it easier for Azure customers to use High Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud. This will help customers to move to cloud in a rapid manner.
Cycle Computing makes optimising Hybrid HPC workloads easier, and the process of bursting or migrating HPC clusters to the cloud more productive.
It offers tools helping companies to manage large scale compute jobs across hybrid environments. By acquiring Cycle Computing, Microsoft can now leverage its expertise in extending and migrating Linux & Windows based HPC jobs to the cloud.
The cloud is quickly changing the world of Big Compute, giving customers the on-demand power and infrastructure necessary to run massive workloads at scale without the overhead. Azure has a massive global footprint and, more than any other major cloud provider. It also has powerful infrastructure, InfiniBand support for fast networking and state-of-the-art GPU capabilities. Combining the most specialized Big Compute infrastructure available in the public cloud with Cycle Computing’s technology and years of experience with the world’s largest supercomputers, has opened many new possibilities.