Ready to use CentOS 7.8 image for HPC workloads running on infiniband networks.
This is a special CentOS 7.8 image, mainly used as a common base system for high-performance computing (HPC) including all InfiniBand components & drivers.
To help HPC users seamlessly take advantage of all the platform features, desktop.studio offers a CentOS based HPC image in Azure Marketplace. This image, starting today with CentOS 7.8, includes optimizations and recommended configurations to deliver optimal performance, consistency, and reliability.
Root login is disabled and only the user account specified at launch time (or the default cloud-user) is allowed to connect, preferably using ssh public key authentication.
OS disk is partitoned using GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of MBR (Master Boot Record). This allows usage of OS disks bigger than 2 TiB in size.
Accelerated Networking is supported as well.