Accelerate high-performance computing storage by using Azure HPC Cache

Technology Manager
Solution Architect
Azure HPC Cache

Create a virtual caching solution for NFS storage. Client machines connect to the cache, read data, and process the data.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Understand what Azure HPC Cache is.
  • List the pre-requisites for Azure HPC Cache.
  • Create an Azure HPC Cache instance.
  • Configure Azure HPC Cache to accelerate a Linux-based file system.
  • Attach virtual client machines to read from the cache.


  • Familiarity with NFS storage concepts like mount, export, and namespace.
  • Familiarity with networking concepts like subnet, DNS, and TCP/UDP ports.
  • Familiarity with creating virtual machines in the Azure portal.