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HPC Pack Using Azure VMs

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration35m
Students14

Description

Introduction
This Course will show practical applications of key Azure features to meet the programming and configuration challenges introduced by long-running tasks.

We'll start with Azure Batches and how you can use them to create large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps in the Azure cloud. Then we'll go over Azure Queues and how they can add resiliency to your web applications. Next, you'll look at Webhooks and how they can address events in your cloud apps. Finally, we'll show you WebJobs and how they can deal with continuous processing tasks.

By the end of this Course, you should be able to understand and apply these four Azure features to solve some of the challenges you face with long-running tasks, especially in high-performance computing applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Create large-scale, parallel, and high-performance apps by using Azure Batches
  • Build resilient apps by using Azure Queues
  • Implement code to address application events by using Azure Webhooks
  • Address continuous processing tasks by using Azure WebJobs

Intended Audience

  • People pursuing the Microsoft AZ-300 (Azure Cloud Architect) certification
  • IT professionals, web developers, DevOps administrators

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of cloud concepts
  • Familiarity with web programming
  • Exposure to Azure configuration (Portal, CLI, or PowerShell)

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Transcript

There is another Microsoft solution called HPC Pack, which can also be run on Azure VMs. HPC Pack includes tools which can manage jobs using a special head node. This server can then be used to control the other compute nodes in a cluster. You can configure this solution to burst to the cloud where most of the work is done in your own data center and Azure is only used when your existing capacity is exceeded. This hybrid scenario could also take advantage of a high-speed, low latency connection into the Azure network backbone.

About the Author

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Derrick is a content contributor and trainer for Microsoft cloud technologies like Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. He works across North America and Europe to help companies and organizations with these technology shifts. Before that he has worn many hats but prefers to wear them one at a time.

When he is not night walking during his travels, you can find him on a bicycle path or performing guitar solos to an imaginary audience in his basement.