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HP Enterprise to Ship High-Performance Computing Platform


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, including a comprehensive software-defined platform, enhancements to its Apollo servers, as well as, a new ANSYS computer-aided engineering software based solution designed to help manufacturing organizations optimize their design simulation deployments.

Perceived complexity and diversity of HPC environments may appear to outweigh the business benefits. HPE seeks to simplify the deployment and management of HPC solutions, ensuring companies of all sizes can now accelerate their HPC projects and create competitive differentiation for their business.

To simplify and accelerate the configuration, deployment and management of clusters for HPC, HPE is introducing a highly flexible, simple and comprehensive software-defined platform for HPC using the new HPE Core HPC Software Stack with HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility v8.0.

Designed to meet the needs of server cluster environments that may need to scale to thousands of compute nodes, the HPE Core HPC Software Stack is a pre-integrated, pre-tested single software suite that combines open source-based application development tools, libraries, and compilers with HPE cluster management capabilities including HPE iLO and simple cluster set up tools. This suite enables developers, IT administrators, engineers and researchers to quickly and easily develop, test, deploy and manage their HPC environments.

HPE is introducing systems innovations that build on the latest technologies from the HPE Apollo technology partner ecosystem. These new system capabilities are designed to be managed by the HPE Core HPC Software Stack.

"HPC is rapidly becoming one of the essential ingredients for the digital economy across organizations of all types and sizes," said Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC, Big Data and IoT Servers, HPE. "Today we unveil new additions to our recently announced portfolio capabilities designed to accelerate accessibility and time to value for HPC by significantly simplifying deployments, streamlining management and boosting performance."

HPE is further enhancing the software defined Apollo HPC platform by introducing systems design innovations for the Apollo 6000 system with new HPE ProLiant XL260a server trays based on the next generation of the Intel Xeon Phi processor family and the Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA). HPE is also enhancing the Apollo 2000 system and ProLiant DL server platforms with Intel OPA fabric options. By combining these latest advancements in Intel Scalable System Framework with the scalability, flexibility and manageability of the HPE Apollo portfolio, customers will gain new levels of performance, efficiency and reliability. In addition, customers will be able to run HPC applications in a massively parallel manner with minimal code modification.

HPE is also enhancing HPE Apollo 6000 and HPE Apollo 2000 systems with next-generation EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand solutions from Mellanox Technologies. Ideal for HPC clusters that require low latency and high bandwidth networking, Mellanox EDR fabric technology provides customers the network performance needed to improve response times and alleviate bottlenecks that impact application performance.

HPE is also introducing the new HPE ANSYS solution for CAE for the manufacturing industry. The HPE solution is designed to handle large data sets and address the design prototyping needs of both large enterprises and mid-market customers. Pre-tested on the HPE Apollo 2000, this solution delivers improved application performance, faster resource provisioning and lower total cost of ownership.

For more information, go to the HPE website at www.hpe.com.


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