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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...

Learning

Learning Modules

Introduction to high-performance computing (HPC) on Azure
Published: 10/10/2019, Length: 0:50:00

Azure Batch News

12/1/2020, Service Updates
The vCPU quota checks that are performed during pool operations are being updated to check the dedicated VM series vCPU quotas, in addition to the Batch account total dedicated vCPUs quota that...
11/30/2020, MS Tech Community
December 9th | 09:00 AM - 10:45 AM (GMT) London, UK   In this free webinar, we bring together Researchers and Research Technology Professionals to discuss how Cloud can accelerate your time to...
11/30/2020, MS Tech Community
Background: Currently we can enable Azure Managed Identity to use platform-managed keys or customer-managed keys to encrypt the customer data which is stored in Azure Batch:...
11/29/2020, MS Tech Community
  Hello everyone, this is Ingmar Oosterhoff, a Customer Engineer at Microsoft. In an earlier post I described how to set up an environment for a bulk conversion of  .msi and .exe installers. But...
11/23/2020, MS Tech Community
    Hello everyone, this is Ingmar Oosterhoff, a Modern Workplace Customer Engineer at Microsoft. In an earlier series of posts we set up our environment to do batch sequencing using App-V. In...
11/19/2020, MS Tech Community
We wanted to share some best practices to prepare the on-premises public folders for migration to Exchange Online. The document will walk you through the overview of process to migrate public...
11/17/2020, MS Tech Community
As Azure continues to deliver new H-series and N-series virtual machines that match the capabilities of  supercomputing facilities around the world, we have at the same time made significant...
11/17/2020, MS Tech Community
Today, Azure is proud to take the next step toward our commitment to enabling customers to harness the power of AI (Artificial Intelligence) at scale. For AI, the bar for innovation has never...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Strategic investments bolster versatility and relevance of Azure HPC for Microsoft   As I look at SC20 quickly approaching on my calendar, I cannot help but reflect on what has happened since the...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Welcome to our SC ’20 virtual events blog.  In this blog we share all the related Microsoft content at SC ’20 to help you discover relevant content more quickly.   Note: There are 2 categories...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Article contributed by Andy Byers, Strategic Partnership Director, Ansys Small chips, Big problems Ansys has developed simulation software tools for over 50 years, helping their customers...
11/16/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
It was this time a year ago during SC’19 when Azure unveiled the HBv2 clusters of Virtual Machines (VM) for high performance computing (HPC). At the time, we characterized this uniquely powerful...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
The Azure HPC team is proud to join the Top 20 list in the Graph500 ranking announced at the Supercomputing 2020 Conference. We used Azure HBv2 VM instances for our Graph500 run, achieving 1152...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Since March of this year, Microsoft has been a member of the COVID-19 HPC Consortium formed between government agencies, universities, and the private sector, to provide HPC resources to...
10/30/2020, Service Updates
A number of new security-related features are now available in preview.
10/30/2020, Service Updates
New job scheduling and security-related features are now available.
10/29/2020, MS Tech Community
  The Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD) has made its catalog of genetic data available on Azure Open Datasets. Led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, gnomAD is the...
10/26/2020, Service Updates
An expanded selection of VMs can be used with Azure Batch, providing access to newer Azure VM series.
7/10/2020, Azure Podcast
The team is joined by Stephen Wu from ADLS to talk about how the ADLS Gen 2 team is working to simplify the Storage conversation for Azure customers by driving for feature parity with Blob...
6/22/2020, Service Updates
High-performance computing (HPC) organizations typically calculate cost projections five-to-six years for the typical lifespan of an on-premises HPC cluster.