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Microsoft Azure Day


Azure Research in a Day - Agenda





Introduction and Verifying Access to Accounts


8:30 – 9:00

HPC and AI Overview

An overview of Microsoft’s view on the HPC and AI world. Introducing the technologies discussed throughout the day

9:00 – 9:30

Azure Data Lake and Storage Accounts

A knowledge of the storage accounts and the hierarchical namespaces along with the tooling to support data transfers.


Coffee Break



Data Science Virtual Machine and simple Demo

Creation of a Virtual Machine, Identification of preinstalled software, quick example of using analysis software


Cluster Technologies Overview


11:15 – 12:00

Cycle Cloud

HPC orchestrator using multiple scheduling tools

12:00 – 1:15



1:00 – 1:20

Jupyter Notebooks

Easy to access pre-installed Jupyter notebooks

1:20 – 3:00

Databricks & HD Insight

Hadoop Clustering Technologies available

3:00 – 3:15

Coffee Break


3:15 – 4:00

Machine Learning Workspace & Studio / Cognitive Services

Machine Learning approaches and pre-built services

4:00 – 4:30


Monitoring and reporting of services


Courtney McAlexander

Account Executive

US Education Team

Greater Southeast District



Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Research Computing & Microsoft
Description of Organization's Mission: 
HPC assistance to all UAB Faculty and Students
Event Access: 
Closed to the Public
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