After launching a preview of Azure Series back in August 2016, Microsoft has now announced the general availability of Azure N-Series virtual machines available to all starting December 1, 2016. Powered by NVIDIA® GPUs , it will provide customers and developers access to industry-leading accelerated computing and visualization experiences.
What is more exciting is that the services will be available in South Central US, East US, West Europe and South East Asia.
Azure N-Series VM’s host a wide range of breakthrough capabilities— scenarios include artificial intelligence (AI), 3D visualization and interactivity, highly computational medical research, and beyond.
Azure NC-based instances are powered by NVIDIA Tesla® K80 GPUs and provide the compute power required to accelerate the most demanding high-performance computing (HPC) and AI workloads.
Azure NV-based instances are powered by NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs and provide NVIDIA GRID capabilities on demand. Scientists, designers, and engineers can now utilize these new instances for running hardware-accelerated workstation applications, designing the next concept car, or creating the next blockbuster movie. These instances support applications utilizing both DirectX and OpenGL.