Home Applications Microsoft: HPC containers with Azure Batch

Microsoft: HPC containers with Azure Batch

Microsoft: HPC containers with Azure Batch

With the latest updates to Azure Batch, you now have the option to schedule your tasks as Docker container invocations. Containers and Azure Batch are an ideal way to package, execute, and scale your High Performance Computing (HPC) applications and batch workloads in a consistent, reproducible manner utilizing powerful cloud native job scheduling capabilities.

Today, we’re excited to announce support for Singularity containers in the latest Batch Shipyard release. Singularity is a container solution amenable to both administrators and users of shared HPC and cluster computing environments, while still providing access to accelerators such as GPUs and specialized interconnects in container contexts. Batch Shipyard is an open system for enabling simple, configuration-based container execution on Azure Batch, and aims to allow users of these shared computing environments to easily execute their existing Singularity workloads on Azure. Azure’s GPU, including ND, NCv2, and the upcoming NCv3 series of VMs, and RDMA-enabled instances are potentially an ideal fit for such workloads. Also, with Batch Shipyard and Azure Batch, not only can you automatically scale your compute pools with ease, you can also opt to execute your workloads on low priority VMs for savings up to 80%!

In addition to support for Singularity, the latest release of Batch Shipyard includes preliminary support for Windows containers, integrated Azure Batch container support, YAML based configuration support, ability to reference multiple private registries, ARM Image-based custom images, and pre-built binaries for the CLI among other improvements. Please view the Change Log and the migration guide if you are upgrading from a previous version. If desired, Batch Shipyard is available directly within Azure Cloud Shell with no installation required.

Read the entire article here, HPC containers with Azure Batch | Blog

Via the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:


White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]


      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors