Microsoft Azure: Microsoft to deploy equivalent of five 561 petaflops Eagle supercomputers monthly

May 18, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Azure CTO Mark Russinovich recently claimed that Microsoft will be deploying the equivalent of five 561 petaflops Eagle supercomputers every single month.  That would represent the equivalent of 72,000 H100 GPUs every month, spread out across the company's growing data center footprint, and a total of 2.8 exaflops of compute.

"We secured that place [in the Top500] with 14,400 networked Nvidia H100 GPUs and 561 petaflops of compute, which at the time represented just a fraction of the ultimate scale of that supercomputer," Russinovich said at Microsoft Build.

"Our AI system is now orders of magnitude bigger and changing every day and every hour," he added - although Eagle had the same performance in this month's Top500 ranking, suggesting Russinovich was talking about Azure's compute capacity more broadly. "Today, just six months later, we're deploying the equivalent of five of those supercomputers every single month."