Azure Cloud Services: 8 virtual cores with 56 GB of RAM, and 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of RAM.


We have just announced two new instances for use with Windows Azure Cloud Services.

These new instances are called A8 and A9,

A8 - 8 virtual cores with 56 GB of memory

A9 - 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of memory

A8 and A9 belong to a new category of instances called compute-intensive instances that provide faster processors and more virtual cores for higher compute power, larger amounts of memory, and a 40 Gbit/s InfiniBand network that includes remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology for maximum efficiency of parallel Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications.

Compute-intensive instances are optimal for running compute and network-intensive applications such as high-performance cluster applications, applications using modeling, simulation and analysis, and video encoding.

For more information on using Windows Azure Cloud Services and pricing, please visit the Cloud Services website.