Microsoft becomes the first cloud provider in the UK to offer VMs that can run graphics intensive workloads

Microsoft yesterday announced the availability of G-Series, H-Series and N-Series VMs in the UK South data region. These VMs will allow developers to run graphics intensive workloads in the UK. Microsoft also highlighted that
they are the first hyperscale cloud provider to bring graphics processing units to data centres in the UK.

The N-Series VMs are powered by NVIDIA GPUs. The NC VMs can run deep learning training jobs, high-performance computer simulations, rendering, real-time data analytics, DNA sequencing, and more.

The H-series VMs are more suitable for compute-intensive workloads and provide cutting-edge performance, as well as an RDMA back-end network for MPI workloads.

The G/GS series VMs are good fit for applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance, or have higher memory demands. The G-Series VM uses the Intel Xeon processor E5 v3 family and offers up to 32 virtual central processing unit (CPU) cores, 448 gigabytes of memory, and 6.14 terabytes of local Solid State Drive (SSD) space.

Learn more about this announcement here.

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