On Monday, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Cycle Computing in a bid to make it easier for Azure customers to use High Performance Computing (HPC) and other big computing capabilities in the cloud.
Microsoft can now leverage its expertise in extending and migrating Linux and Windows based HPC jobs to the cloud given Azure has a massive global footprint and more than any other major cloud provider.
It also has a powerful infrastructure, Infinite Band support for fast networking and state-of-the-art GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) capabilities.
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Cycle Computing makes optimising Hybrid HPC workload easier and the process of bursting or migrating HPC clusters to the cloud more productive which suits Microsoft’s reasons for acquiring it.
It also offers tools that help companies orchestrate and manage large scale compute jobs across hybrid environments.
This will offer customers on-demand power and infrastructure necessary to run massive workloads at scale without overhead. Making this an important acquisition to Microsoft.
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