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This article describes how to use Azure HPC Pack to create a hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) environment.
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- Log in to an on-premises head node.
- Add Azure compute nodes to the cluster.
- Start the compute nodes.
- Submit jobs to the cluster.
- HPC Pack sends jobs to on-premises and Azure nodes, based upon the node group selected.
- Monitor the job progress.
- Stop the compute nodes or configure autoscaling.
- Virtual Machines: Create Linux and Windows virtual machines in seconds.
- Microsoft HPC Pack : Free HPC solution built on Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies.
Microsoft HPC Pack is a free HPC solution built on Microsoft Azure and Windows Server technologies. HPC Pack combines a comprehensive set of deployment, administration, job scheduling, and monitoring tools for your Windows and Linux HPC cluster environment, providing a flexible platform for developing and running HPC applications on premises and in Azure.
Potential use cases
This solution shows the process for using HPC Pack to create a hybrid (on-premises and Azure) HPC environment.
The following link provides documentation on deploying and managing the Azure products that are included in this solution idea:
- Create a Windows virtual machine with the Azure portal
- Set up a hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) cluster with Microsoft HPC Pack and on-demand Azure compute nodes