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Overview

The automated execution of large computational processes (e.g., for mathematical calculations, video rendering, data analyses) normally poses several challenges: the temporary provision of sufficient compute capacity and distribution of the computation logic and associated data are difficult or impossible to implement in conventional IT. Azure Batch can handle these tasks, making the capabilities of batch processing available to every Azure user. The service provides the cluster environments required, distributes the calculation logic provided by EXE file or script, manages the execution, and releases the computational resources following completion so that only the required resources are billed.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 12/12/2014, Video, 0:11:46
    Mark tells Scott all about how to run compute intensive jobs at scale in the cloud.Areas covered in this video: Azure batch example scenarios View Azure batch service in the...
  2. 5/9/2018, Video, 0:20:55
    Manage your workloads, not the infrastructure. This session covers how to use Azure Batch to build cloud-native Big Compute and HPC solutions. Batch provides APIs for creating...
  3. 2/10/2017, Video, 1:12:08
    High Performance Computing (HPC) applications are some of the most challenging to run in the cloud due to requirements that include fast processors, low-latency networking,...
  4. 9/30/2016, Video, 0:58:50
    High performance computing (HPC) applications are some of the most challenging to run in the cloud due to requirements that can include fast processors, low-latency...
  5. 11/6/2017, Video, 0:14:10
    Dave Fellows joins Donovan Brown to chat about a new service called Azure Batch Rendering, which is built on the Azure Batch service to provide capabilities for rendering 3D...

Azure Batch Videos

Managing cloud native applications with Azure Blob Storage | THR2112
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite
[0:22:28]
Using HPC Cache to reduce latency | THR2175
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite
[0:21:04]
Learn how to run network-attached storage workflows in Azure | BRK3120
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite
[0:44:13]
How to run Cromwell for Scientific Workflows on Azure
1/13/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Azure
[0:03:21]
Using HPC Cache to reduce latency
11/5/2019, Ignite 2019
[0:20:00]

Azure Batch News

3/24/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
The world of supercomputing is evolving. Work once limited to high-performance computing (HPC) on-premises clusters and traditional HPC scenarios, is now being performed at the edge, on-premises,...
3/18/2020, Service Updates
HBv2-series VMs for HPC now available in the Azure West Europe region
3/5/2020, Service Updates
NDv2 GPU VMs for high-end deep learning training and HPC workloads are going GA in East US, South Central US, and West Europe.
2/27/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
HPC-optimized virtual machines now available.
2/25/2020, Service Updates
We recommend moving your high performance computing (HPC) workloads to another HPC Virtual Machine size.
1/15/2020, Service Updates
Learn about the new or enhanced Azure Batch capabilities that were updated in the second half of 2019.
11/19/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
HBv2 Virtual Machines for HPC, Azure’s most powerful yet, now in preview Azure HB v2-series Virtual Machines (VM) for high-performance computing (HPC) are now in preview in the South Central US...
11/18/2019, Service Updates
NVv4-Series VMs are now available in preview in South Central US and West Europe regions
11/18/2019, Service Updates
NVv4-Series VMs are now available in preview in South Central US and West Europe regions
11/18/2019, Service Updates
NVv4-Series VMs are now available in preview in South Central US and West Europe regions
11/18/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
For more than three decades, the researchers and practitioners that make up the high-performance computing (HPC) community will come together for their annual event. More than ten thousand strong...
11/14/2019, Service Updates
Azure HB & HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions
11/14/2019, Service Updates
Azure HB & HC Virtual Machines expand to new regions
11/11/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
If data-access challenges have been keeping you from running high-performance computing (HPC) jobs in Azure, we’ve got great news to report!
11/4/2019, Service Updates
High-performance workloads that require file access can now use Azure HPC Cache to minimize latency, improve availability, and increase throughput.