Azure HPC team is pleased to announce the availability of optimized HPC VM images. The latest update consists of Mellanox OFED, popular InfiniBand based MPI libraries, vendor tuned HPC libraries, and recommended performance optimizations.
Here is an overview of configuration updates and package list in these optimized VM images:
The included configuration updates are based on optimization recommendations from vendors and partners, as well as learnings from common HPC workloads and usage practices in traditional HPC systems.
sudo systemctl stop waagent <HPC job> sudo systemctl restart waagent
MPI libraries and software packages are available as environment modules. To load an MPI library/package, just do:
module load <package-name>
Follow the links below for a detailed list of package versions in each of the VM images:
Deploying HPC VM Images:
The HPC VM images are available from Azure Marketplace, and it can be deployed through a variety of deployment vehicles (CycleCloud, Batch, ARM templates, etc). AzureHPC scripts provides an easy way to quickly deploy an HPC cluster using these HPC VM images.
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