According to HPC analyst and research firm, Hyperion Research, 2018 was another high growth year for HPC, with global industry revenues reaching $27.7 billion and Dell EMC growing at 13% over the past five years - more than double the industry rate. Big data, AI, DL, and machine learning (ML) are expected to bring new opportunities for organizations, especially as HPC and AI continue to converge for many HPC users.
"Organisations are increasingly using HPC and AI technology as tools to gain greater insight and value from their data", stated Thierry Pellegrino, vice president of HPC at Dell EMC. "Getting started and using these technologies can be complex, so we're focused on making it simpler for organisations of all sizes. We've engineered Dell EMC Ready Solutions as tested and validated configurations that help our customers more easily and quickly benefit from HPC and AI technologies to reach their ultimate goals."
Dell EMC has expanded its portfolio of Ready Solutions for AI to include Deep Learning with Intel. This new Dell EMC Ready Solution, co-developed with Intel, helps enable organisations to deliver on the combined needs of their data science and IT teams, and benefit from deep learning.
Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI help customers accelerate time to insights by providing pre-designed and pre-validated solutions ideal for ML and DL. The Deep Learning with Intel design can reduce total cost of ownership by up to 24% over a three-year period while providing double the compute time and 10 times the storage capacity than running the same workload on a leading public Cloud AI service, according to research and analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group. It is the first industry solution with Nauta software, an Intel-led open source initiative for distributed deep learning using Kubernetes. Once deployed, users gain a simplified path to AI-powered applications with an easy-to-set-up solution that lets them focus on building models that generate value instead of constructing IT infrastructure.
Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI are powered by Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, and Isilon scale-out NAS storage. Deep Learning with Intel also benefits from the newest AI capabilities of the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Nauta Enterprise software. With its scalable approach, customers can grow their deep learning environments as needed. It is available to customers today, pre-configured with the open source TensorFlow distributed deep learning framework and libraries for data modelling.
Dell EMC is expanding its Ready Solutions for HPC Digital Manufacturing with new and updated designs for Altair HyperWorks, ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical, Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA, LSTC LS-DYNA and Siemens' Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software. These designs combine the flexibility of customized HPC systems with the speed, simplicity and reliability of pre-configured systems, enabling manufacturing, engineering and design-focused organisations to run complex design simulations, including structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
The new Ready Solutions for HPC Digital Manufacturing designs leverage Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking and PowerVault storage, backed by a single point of contact for support with additional service options. The new Ready Solutions also benefit from the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors available now in several PowerEdge servers, including the four-socket PowerEdge R840.
Dell Technologies Consulting Services helps customers implement and operationalize Ready Solutions for AI technologies and libraries, and scale their data engineering and data science capabilities. Once deployed, ProSupport experts provide comprehensive hardware and collaborative software support to help ensure optimal system performance and minimize downtime. Additionally, Education Services offers courses and certifications on data science, advanced analytics and more.
Dell Technologies Services also has expanded its ProDeploy and ProSupport Enterprise Suite offerings to include ProDeploy for HPC and ProSupport Add-on for HPC services. This helps make the process of implementing an HPC solution simple, flexible and worry freefrom installation and configuration to ongoing, comprehensive, single source support.
Dell Technologies continues to collaborate with customers worldwide to deploy HPC and AI solutions that fuel a wide range of industry improvements and research activity:
Dell Technologies also announces new relationships with appliedAI and MOSAICrOWN.
Based in Germany, appliedAI is one of Europe's largest non-profit initiatives for the application of artificial intelligence technology. Part of UnternehmerTUM, the largest non-profit innovation and entrepreneurship centre, it is comprised of more than 25 technology companies and industry, ecosystem, international and academic partners and aims to accelerate the adoption of AI.
The MOSAICrOWN project aims to create new privacy preserving data markets for data sharing and collaborative analytics in multi-owner scenarios. The project consortium is led by the University of Milan, and includes partners such as Dell Technologies, Mastercard and SAP. The Dell Technologies research team based in Cork, Ireland, is leading the effort to develop secure data market solutions for the intelligent connected vehicle industry.
Both appliedAI and MOSAICrOWN will receive access to computing cycles from Dell Technologies' supercomputing system Zenith, recognized as one of the industry's TOP500 highest performing HPC systems, within the Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab.
Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI, Deep Learning with Intel is available now in select countries with worldwide availability expected in Q4 of 2019.
New designs for Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC Digital Manufacturing, including for Altair HyperWorks, ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical, Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA, LSTC LS-DYNA and Siemens' Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software are available now.
Dan Stanzione, executive director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin stated: "Our mission at the Texas Advanced Computing Center is to help researchers from across the country make breakthrough discoveries that advance science and society. Through our collaboration with Dell Technologies and benefiting from Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, 2nd generation Intel Xeon scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, we're standing up Frontera, one of the world's most powerful HPC systems with support from the National Science Foundation. Our success together will drive world-class research and fuel important advances in all fields of science, from astrophysics to zoology."
Trey Breckenridge, director, High Performance Computing Collaboratory, Mississippi State University stated:
"The Orion supercomputer at Mississippi State University will support advanced research and development activities in a broad range of areas, including environmental modeling, cyber security, and autonomous vehicle design and operation. This new Dell EMC-based supercomputing resource will provide the additional HPC capacity to run larger, more complex, and more detailed simulations and models."
Carlos Morales, general manager of AI Software, AI Products Group, Intel stated: "As companies adopt Deep Learning to drive their competitiveness, we are increasingly seeing data scientists work with their IT departments, requiring solutions that are simple to deploy and which accelerate time to insight. To this end, and as a result of our long-standing relationship with Dell Technologies, our teams created the Dell EMC Ready Solution for AI: Deep Learning with Intel, which will help our joint customers make advancements and discoveries of all types using deep learning."