The explosive growth in data coupled with increasingly complex HPC and AI algorithms is fueling demand for scalable processing performance. This requires systems that can maximize compute performance, agility, security and flexibility while reducing energy consumption and space utilization, and expertise to manage future technology investment planning.
"Today, customers HPC requirements go beyond superior performance and efficiency", stated Bill Mannel, Vice President and General Manager, HPC and AI solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "They are also increasingly considering security, agility and cost control. With todays announcements, we are addressing these considerations and delivering optimized systems, infrastructure management and services capabilities that provide A New Compute Experience."
To help customers meet these needs, HPE is announcing the following:
1. New optimized systems for extreme compute performance
a. Delivers industry's fastest parallel processing performance
b. Scales to more than 10,000 nodes without additional switches using integrated switches and hypercube technology
c. Offers more choice and flexibility based on industry standards
a. Industry leading reliability, accessibility, serviceability and manageability
b. Greater application licensing efficiency
c. Reduced latency and higher IOPs performance
d. Reduced power consumption and cooling requirements
Chemical company BASF, one of the first users of the HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 system, jointly developed a supercomputer for the digital transformation of chemical research with HPE. This is the largest supercomputer used for industrial chemical research and enables BASF to reduce computer simulation and modeling times from months to days, accelerating time to market and lowering costs.
"HPE's new compute experience is designed to enhance security by reducing vulnerabilities to denial of service and malware attacks while providing more flexible, on-demand infrastructure consumption options for HPC deployments", stated Steve Conway, Senior Vice President of Research, Hyperion Research. "The new performance, scale and efficiency innovations for the HPE SGI 8600 and HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 demonstrate HPE's continued systems innovation and the successful integration of the SGI acquisition."
2. A new compute experience for HPC and AI
HPE's HPC systems are enhanced by a new compute experience designed to address the data intense needs of HPC and AI customers. The key elements of the HPC experience include:
a. HPE Performance Software - Core Stack 2.2 - pre-built HPC solution that brings together open source, third party and HPE built components into a single integrated distribution.
b. HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility 8.2 and New HPE SGI Management Suite 3.5 - comprehensive system management solutions offering enhanced provisioning, management and monitoring to simplify operations.
c. HPE Performance Software - Message Passing Interface - libraries and optimization tools to enhance HPC application performance.
3. HPE leadership in TOP500 and Green500
HPE continues to lead the recently published Top500 and Green500 supercomputer rankings with a significantly larger number of systems compared to next nearest vendor. The HPE SGI 8600 system in the TSUBAME 3.0 cluster deployed at Tokyo Institute of Technology is the #1 ranked system in the Green500.
HPE is showcasing its next-generation HPC and AI solutions, software and services portfolio and exascale programme capabilities at the ISC HPC conference in Frankfurt, June 19 to 22, booth E-1030.
HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 System, HPE Apollo sx40, HPE Apollo pc40, HPE SGI 8600 System will be globally available via HPE and HPE channel partners in July 2017. HPE Pointnext services for these new HPC and AI solutions will be available later this year.