Microsoft at SC23
Published Oct 27 2023 03:59 PM 7,513 Views



Come visit Microsoft at Supercomputing 2023 (SC23) November 12 – 17 where we’ll deep dive into high-performance computing (HPC) and AI solutions during an exciting week of sessions, hands on experiences and peer connections. Learn how to unlock your AI and HPC innovation!


Held in Denver, Colorado this year, SC is an international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. Here you can expand your knowledge, enrich your experiences, and network with others in the HPC community. Offering an unparalleled mix of thousands of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, and developers, this is the event HPC enthusiasts.



Visit Microsoft at Booth #925, right near the entrance to the exhibitor hall.

  • Engage with Microsoft Azure HPC and AI experts and our amazing partners.
  • Learn the latest advancements during our in-booth sessions.
  • Get hands-on with our demo pods for HPC, AI and Quantum.
  • Enjoy our hardware bar featuring our newest technology.
  • Take a break in our lounge area and enjoy coffee served by Artly, the barista bot.
  • And enter for a chance to win Surface Earbuds along with other cool stuff!

Beyond our booth, join us for lightning sessions at Booth #2195​ and after-hour events for food and fun! 


Keep reading for all the details.



It simply would not be a Microsoft booth without a session theatre. Attend a session presented by Microsoft and partner experts in Booth #925 to learn the latest advancements for HPC and AI. Engage and ask questions. 


Monday night



Title + Description

7:15 pm - 7:35 pm

Hugo Affaticati (Microsoft)

Performance of Azure AI Infrastructure for Large Language Models at Scale

Azure empowers intelligent services like CoPilot and ChatGPT that have captured the world's imagination. These services, facilitating various applications like Microsoft Office 365, chatbots and search engines with generative AI, owe their magic to Large Language Models (LLMs). In this session, we will explain the performance of Azure AI Infrastructure for LLMs through public benchmarking.

8:15 pm - 8:35 pm

Rodney Mach (TotalCAE) and Pieter Fountain (Microsoft)

Reduce CAE Simulation Time with TotalCAE on Azure

TotalCAE on Azure reduces simulation times for CAE applications by up to 80% in just a few clicks for hundreds of CAE applications. See how easy it is to adopt the latest Azure HPC technologies without being an IT expert. Case studies of how innovative companies receiving HPCwire 2023 nominations with TotalCAE are using Azure to accelerate their designs.



10:15 am - 10:35 am

Dr. Alexis Mills (Microsoft) and Dr. Wendy Shaw (PNNL)

Introducing Azure Quantum Elements: ​Accelerating Scientific Discovery

In this session, Dr. Alexis Mills, Chemist and Microsoft Machine Learning Engineer, will present Azure Quantum Elements and explore how advancements in cloud technologies, artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and quantum computing are accelerating progress for scientists around the world. Dr. Mills will also be joined by a special guest from Pacific Northwest National Lab, Dr. Wendy Shaw, to highlight how Azure Quantum Elements will be used to help them accelerate their discoveries.​

10:50am - 11:05am

Xavier Pillons (Microsoft)

Microsoft Azure Cyclecloud Slurm Workspace

Deploy your Slurm cluster in minutes using Azure marketplace application and Cyclecloud.

11:15 am - 11:35 am

John Lee (Microsoft)

Supercomputing on Azure for AI Workloads with Massive Scale and Performance 

Join us as Microsoft dives into the latest Azure supercomputing capabilities and performance.


12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

JJ Jones (Ansys) and Andy Howard (Microsoft)

Ansys and Azure: Accelerating Innovation with HPC Leadership

Learn how Ansys advances engineering simulation solutions with Microsoft Azure’s HPC cloud infrastructure. In the first half of 2024, Ansys will be releasing a powerful new platform to simply the successful migration of Ansys workloads to Azure to take advantage of its industry leading HPC capabilities. This platform is called Ansys Access on Microsoft Azure and will enable customers to easily and optimally deploy Ansys simulation in their own Azure enrollments. This talk will cover the broad range of Ansys solvers that are being optimized on Azure, go through some benchmarks and performance plots, and touch on roadmap of different pathways to Azure cloud. ​

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

Tara Madhyastha (Rescale) and Sheila Mueller (Microsoft)

Enabling Access to HPC in Academic Medical Centers

HPC is critical to research that takes place in academic medical centers. Yet many university HPC centers struggle to serve the diverse needs of medical research. Biomedical research codes change frequently and have changing hardware requirements, are bursty, and often are run on sensitive data that must be carefully protected under standards such as HIPAA. We describe how Rescale, a cloud-based HPC platform, can be used by academic researchers to conduct research with enterprise-level governance and financial controls with Microsoft Azure. We will also demonstrate Rescale Essentials, a free platform edition of Rescale that can be used through the API to submit jobs via scheduler-like interfaces or simple web portals.​

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm


NVIDIA and Microsoft

3:15pm - 3:35pm

Ahmed Taha (Microsoft)

Performance of Ansys AVxcelerate on Microsoft Azure

This presentation shares the performance of Ansys application "AVxcelerate" on the Microsoft Azure High-Performance Computing (HPC) platform which was evaluated and tested by Capgemini. Leveraging the combined expertise of Ansys, Microsoft Azure , and Capgemini, the study provides comprehensive insights into the enhanced capabilities and efficiencies derived from the seamless integration of Ansys software within the Microsoft Azure HPC environment.

4:15 pm - 4:35 pm

Sean Kerr (AMD)

AMD and Microsoft: Together We Advance Cloud HPC

5:15 pm - 5:35 pm

John Carroz (TerraPower), Scott Stevenson (TerraPower), Aaron Wetherold (Microsoft) and Esthela Gallardo (Microsoft)

TerraPower: Unlocking Nuclear Innovation with Azure HPC

Join Microsoft and TerraPower as they discuss how they leverage the Azure HPC OnDemand Platform (az-hop) to rapidly deploy HPC clusters to develop the next generation of clean energy Natrium Reactors. We will cover an overview of the az-hop platform and TerraPower's experience deploying and using Azure HPC to solve their computational engineering and simulation challenges.




10:15 am -10:35 am

Jay Kirkland (AMD)

How AMD and Microsoft Built a Powerful Cloud System on Open Source Software​

Learn more about the AMD ROCm software stack and how it powers some of the largest implementations of AI applications today—including workloads on the Microsoft Explorer system. We will highlight the advantages of the AMD ROCm open ecosystem and ongoing collaboration between AMD and Microsoft. 


11:15 am - 11:35 am​

Marc Charest (Microsoft)

What's New: The latest Azure AI Infrastructure innovation with AMD

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm​

Wolfgang Gentzsch (President UberCloud)

Virtual Human Modeling On Azure - Case Studies about Heart, Brain, and Liver Simulations on the UberCloud Platform​

In the past few years, UberCloud and Dassault supercomputers built with Azure HPC performed several challenging human modeling projects in the cloud. Projects were dealing with Drug-induced Arrhythmias of a Human Heart, Neuromodulation in Schizophrenia, Artificial Aortic Heart Valves, Personalized Left Atrial Appendage Occluder Device, Repairing Cardiac Valve Leakage Using Machine Learning, and Multiscale Multiphysics Living Liver Simulations. ​

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm​

Jennifer Hajduk (Microsoft)

HPC and AI Workloads in Azure

Jennifer is a Senior CSA with the HPC+AI team at Microsoft. See all of the possibilities for running your AI workloads in Azure with the latest in SKUs, Storage, Networking options available. Also hear about our HPC Accelerator to decrease time to value for your HPC+AI workloads. We want to hear from you! Get an opportunity to provide feedback to Microsoft on how we can better enable you to run AI workloads in Azure.

2:15 pm - 2:35 pm​

Richard Lawrence (Met Office)

Achievement Unlocked- Weather Forecasting in the Cloud

This talk tells the story of the Met Office's world class weather and climate science and their transformational journey in partnership with Microsoft​.

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm​

Dennis Tom (Microsoft) and Stephanie Simmons (Photonic)

Future of Networking: Azure Quantum and Photonic Join Forces

Dennis Tom, GM of Azure Quantum Incubations in the Strategic Missions and Technologies group at Microsoft and Stephanie Simmons, Founder & Chief Quantum Officer at Photonic, share how Microsoft and Photonic will join forces on the path to quantum at scale advancing quantum networking and accelerating scientific discoveries.

4:15 pm - 4:35 pm

Dion Harris (NVIDIA)

Accelerated Computing Takes a Full Stack Approach

Dion Harris will speak about how NVIDIA and Azure partner to deliver accelerated computing for HPC and AI workloads,  He will cover NVIDIA’s latest innovations in GPUs and software to explain how they’re employed in platforms for supercomputing to address the opportunities and challenges facing today’s scientists, institutions, and governments globally.   Listeners will learn how Microsoft and NVIDIA are working to deliver a full stack solution to these challenges.

5:15 pm - 5:35 pm

John Lee (Microsoft)

What's New: The latest Azure AI Infrastructure innovation with NVIDIA



10:15 am - 10:35 am

Unni Kirandumkara (GDIT), Michael McQuade (Parallel Works), and Roy Varghese (Microsoft)

Hybrid HPC Powering NOAA's Multi-cloud and AI/ML Workloads

GDIT is a large HPC systems integrator for the Federal Government. NOAA's vision promotes an accelerated transformation to the cloud, urging a culture that embraces agility, learning, innovation, and cloud native architecture. Parallel Works and GDIT enable NOAA researchers with an intuitive platform to run weather models like Unified Forecasting system reanalysis, and Earth Prediction Innovation models using Azure services. The increasing use of AI and ML workloads for this work will be discussed.​




Get hands-on with HPC, AI and Quantum demos in Booth #925.


HPC demo  |  AI demo  |  Quantum demo  


HPC demo  |  AI demo  |  Quantum demo  |  AMD partner demo


HPC demo  |  AI demo  |  Quantum demo  |  NVIDIA, Rescale, Ansys and other partner demos


HPC demo  |  AI demo  |  Quantum demo 




Discover the latest Azure and partner HPC and AI technology at our hardware bar in Booth #925.



Events are entertaining but also tiring! Stop by Booth #925 for a place to relax and enjoy a good cup of coffee served by Artly, the barista bot!






Here from Azure HPC and AI experts during our lightning sessions in Booth #2195.


12:45 pm – 1:00 pm


1:30 pm – 1:45 pm


10:30 am – 10:45 am

Driving the AI Revolution with Azure Supercomputing

We will discuss the growth of AI, especially LLMs and generative AI, and the supercomputing making this possible. Azure HPC provides purpose-built supercomputing infrastructure to support training/tuning of foundational AI models, plus HPC infrastructure to support inferencing as consumers in all industries use AI models to assist their everyday productivity.



You’re invited to attend our after-hour events for networking, drinks, food, and fun! Sign up today.


Tuesday, Nov 14

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Special Networking Evening with Microsoft and AMD

Join Microsoft and AMD for an evening of connections, delicious food and cocktails. Space is limited. Contact to reserve your spot today! Location provided during registration.

Wednesday, Nov 15

11:30 am-1:00 pm


Luncheon Hosted by Microsoft and Rescale

Join Microsoft and Rescale for an informative lunch session. Discover how hybrid cloud HPC is empowering the next generation of scientists and engineers and enjoy a locally curated Southwestern lunch. Space is limited. Contact to reserve your spot today! Location provided during registration.

Wednesday, Nov 15

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Dinner with Microsoft and NVIDIA

Join Microsoft and NVIDIA for a European-inspired meal curated with local
ingredients and network with peers. This event is by invite-only.



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