NVIDIA ACCELERATES AZURE
Microsoft Azure, Together with NVIDIA GRID 2.0 and Tesla Platform, to Enable Professional Graphics and Accelerated Computing from the Cloud
NVIDIA announced the deployment of the latest version of NVIDIA GRID, which allows Microsoft Azure to offer GPU-enabled professional graphics applications and accelerated computing capabilities through its cloud platform.
With it, businesses can deploy NVIDIA Quadro-grade capabilities through Azure or a hybrid of Microsoft and Linux virtual machines. This is in addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, which is powered by the flagship K80 GPU accelerator.
With this implemented in its N-Series virtual machines, Azure can dramatically expand access to supercomputing-class performance and acceleration without requiring enterprises to invest in, build and maintain dedicated computing resources.
“Our vision is to deliver accelerated graphics and high performance computing to any connected device, regardless of location. We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft Azure to give engineers, designers, content creators, researchers and other professionals the ability to visualize complex, data-intensive designs accurately from anywhere,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-Founder and CEO of NVIDIA.
NVIDIA GRID 2.0 provides all of the advantages of the Quadro GPUs, as well as other enhancements, including double the application performance of the previous generation GRID GPUs, and Linux OS support.
“As a leader in advanced visualization, NVIDIA GPUs were a clear choice for our new N-Series compute family. NVIDIA and Microsoft have a long history of enabling industry-wide innovation and we look forward to working with them to bring this revolutionary cloud experience to our customers,” said Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure.