Intersect360 Research White Paper: Microsoft Azure Delivers HPC Now into the Future with AMD

While the need for scalability has not changed, the nature of scalability in HPC has, in applications and technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud. By combining traditional HPC and AI, researchers are now striving to get more predictive answers, more often. Data-rich applications in manufacturing, genomics, financial services, and oil exploration, among others, can be great solutions for augmenting HPC AI.

Highlighted in this white paper by Intersect360 Research, the fastest growing HPC cloud solution provider is Microsoft Azure. Azure’s momentum is built on the completeness of services and solutions for HPC, and this is reflected in the loyalty of Azure users. Microsoft Azure has a higher proportion of its HPC users likely to increase usage in the future than any other cloud provider, including Amazon Web Services (AWS). Intersect360 Research projects that Azure will lead cloud providers in gaining HPC market share in the coming years.

Meanwhile, in recent years, HPC has seen a further rise in computing from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). AMD recently launched its third-generation AMD EPYC 7003 processor, and AMD has continued to focus zealously on high-performance applications. AMD adoption has increased significantly among HPC users.

While both AMD and Azure have grown in HPC, Microsoft is combining the two with its HBv3 instances, featuring AMD EPYC 7003 processors. EPYC. Per-core performance characteristics can mean results are achieved with fewer processors and therefore lower licensing costs for many applications, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for HPC.

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