GPU and Performance compatable SKU in Azure

suresh Reddy 41 Reputation points
2023-10-13T04:44:15.0333333+00:00

could you suggest another series or size similar to the NVv4 series in terms of performance? Graphic driver must

  1. Please help me with the uses if I go with the N-series uses.
  2. if not, what are the disadvantages?
  3. if we go with an alternate size what and all do we need to do pre or post-checks and if any future problems will occur?
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  1. v-vvellanki-MSFT 4,130 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-13T18:08:39.3366667+00:00

    Hi @suresh Reddy,

    Thanks for contacting Microsoft Q@A platform.

    Azure NVv4 series virtual machines are designed for GPU-intensive workloads, and they offer a good balance of CPU and GPU performance for tasks such as AI, machine learning, and graphics-intensive applications. If you are looking for alternatives in terms of performance with graphics drivers, here are a few options:

    1.      NVv3 Series: The NVv3 series VMs also offer GPU support, and they can be suitable for graphics-intensive workloads. They come with NVIDIA GPUs and can provide good performance for applications that require GPU acceleration. They are a good alternative if you want to maintain GPU support.

    2.      NC Series: The NC series is another option, optimized for GPU-intensive workloads. These VMs come with powerful NVIDIA GPUs and are suitable for deep learning, AI, and other GPU-accelerated tasks.

    3.      N Series: The N series VMs are designed for remote visualization, streaming, and gaming workloads. They offer good GPU support and can be a good choice if you have graphics-intensive applications that require remote access.

    The answer to your first question:

    ·       N-series VMs are suitable for remote visualization workloads, which include 2D and 3D graphics rendering for design and engineering applications.

    ·       These VMs can be used for hosting game servers or cloud gaming platforms.

    ·       If you need to process and stream multimedia content, N-series VMs can be a good choice.

    ·       Visual effects (VFX) rendering for the film and entertainment industry.

    The answer to second question:

    ·       VMs with GPU capabilities are generally more expensive than standard VMs due to the added GPU resources.

    ·        Managing GPU-enabled VMs can be more complex, as you need to ensure proper driver installation and compatibility with your workloads.

    The answer to third question: If you decide to switch to an alternative VM size or series, here are some pre and post-checks to consider.
    Pre-checks:

    ·       Ensure that the new VM size meets the resource requirements of your workloads.

    ·       Check for GPU compatibility and driver support for your specific applications.

    ·       Review the pricing to understand the cost implications of the change.

    Post-Checks:

    ·       After migrating to a new VM size, validate that your applications work as expected.

    ·       Test GPU-related workloads to ensure they perform well on the new VM.

    ·       Monitor the performance and resource utilization of the VM to make any necessary adjustments.

    You can find more details about VM sizes by clicking below link :

    Azure VM sizes - GPU - Azure Virtual Machines | Microsoft Learn

    Hope this helps you.


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  3. suresh Reddy 41 Reputation points
    2023-10-17T06:49:11.27+00:00

    Hello Team, Thank you for sharing the details,

    Can you give a reason why there is such a restricted quota for NVv4 vCPUs? Are the VM Series quotas you've recommended similarly limited to the NVv4 series? Thank you.