Microsoft and NVIDIA collaborate to build AI Supercomputer in the Cloud

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Microsoft has announced that it is going to collaborate with GPU maker NVIDIA to build an Artificial Intelligence powered Supercomputer in the Azure cloud. An agreement was made on this note in September this year and information is out that the ‘Supercomp’ will be made with a stack of GPUs, networking hardware and AI software exclusively developed by the engineers from respective companies.

Azure’s AI Powered Supercomputer will use ND and NC series virtual machines functioning on machine learning training and inference software. Tens and thousands of NVIDIA A100 and H100 GPUs, NVIDIA Quantum-2 400 Gb/s Infiband Networking equipment will be stacked to form a powerful computing model.

Hence, companies can use the resources to train, deploy and scale as per their AI model needs on Azure Infrastructure powered by Nvidia’s AI Enterprise Software suit.

Microsoft’s DeepSpeed Deep Learning Optimization software will also assist individuals and companies in research and development projects, nurture new startups aiming to capitalize on the ongoing AI transformation power.

In another news related to security and Microsoft, researchers from CoreView released a report stating that nine in ten enterprises were having vulnerabilities in Microsoft 365 security configurations such as issues related to email security, failed logins, MFA, and implementation of strong passwords. Since reporting challenges make security and license management compulsive, redundant risks and costs are also being observed, says Microsoft 365 Security Benchmark Report.

CoreView security analysts suggest that these sorts of challenges can only be surpassed by automating compliance and ensuring security and efficiency are deployed to the business core.

Wonder how many of the company directors listen to such suggestions given by their CTOs and CIOs, respectively?

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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