HPC Accelerator

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HPC Accelerator

Six Nines IT

Automate HPC cluster generation in Azure CycleCloud. 


Build and launch High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters within Azure CycleCloud easily using the Nextira HPC Accelerator. This app is a user-friendly way to create, customize, and launch HPC clusters without a technical understanding of HPC clusters or CycleCloud's API. All of this can be done while staying within the Azure CycleCloud platform.
Simply connect your Azure account, configure your cluster's settings, and launch. The HPC Accelerator user interface is simple and guides you through the cluster creation process. Once your clusters are created and launched, you will be able to log into your CycleCloud environment via Secure Shell Protocol (SSH) or the CycleCloud portal to manage and monitor your cluster(s). Clusters created using the HPC Accelerator are built but do not run until they are turned on through Azure CycleCloud.
The HPC Accelerator is compatible with all CycleCloud server types and integrates with native Azure storage components. It is perfect for HPC system administrators or network administrators who want to effortlessly create and launch HPC clusters in their Azure CycleCloud environment. Strong technical knowledge is not necessary-all you need are the settings configurations/specifications for your cluster(s).
Technical support is provided for those who have questions or need help navigating the user interface (UI), or are having any issues setting up their CycleCloud HPC instances. Please feel free to contact Nextira or Azure for support depending on the character of your issue.

What is CycleCloud?

Azure CycleCloud is an enterprise-friendly tool for orchestrating and managing High Performance Computing (HPC) environments on Azure. With CycleCloud, users can provision infrastructure for HPC systems, deploy familiar HPC schedulers, and automatically scale the infrastructure to run jobs efficiently at any scale. Through CycleCloud, users can create different types of file systems and mount them to the compute cluster nodes to support HPC workloads.
Azure CycleCloud is targeted at HPC administrators and users who want to deploy an HPC environment with a specific scheduler in mind -- commonly used schedulers such as Slurm, PBSPro, LSF, Grid Engine, and HT-Condor are supported out of the box. CycleCloud is the sister product to Azure Batch, which provides a Scheduler as a Service on Azure.

HPC Accelerator Benefits

  • Accelerate Cluster Creation - Quickly build and launch HPC Clusters within Azure CycleCloud
  • Customize Clusters - Custom your HPC Cluster's name, storage settings and cluster settings
  • Heightened Security - Authentication required to connect your Azure environment to the HPC Acceleration
  • Simple UI - Easy-to-use creation and launch process with step-by-step instructions. Perfect for users with limited Azure experience.
  • Storage Agnostic - Choose where your Network File System (NFS) volumes come from including Azure Blob Storage, Azure HPC Cache, Azure NetApp Files, NFS on-premises storage, and more.


  • Automate the prerequisites to creating a cluster
  • Automatic configuration of VNets and Subnets
  • Automatic registration of Azure NetApp Files (ANF) service
  • Automatic creation of home and data volumes in ANF
  • Your selections are used to generate a customized cluster template in CycleCloud
  • A CycleCloud cluster is automatically created based on your custom template

Use Cases & Industries

  • Aerospace
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Silicon Chip and Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
  • Financial and Business
  • Genomics
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Oil and Gas/Energy
  • Retail


  • An active Azure Account
  • Credentials for the Account Owner of your Azure Subscription