HP, Intel join hands for HPC Center of Excellence

HP has formed partnership with Intel to launch a new Center of Excellence (CoE) aimed to advance innovation in High Performance Computing (HPC) and help expand the accessibility of HPC to enterprises of all sizes.

The CoE will bring community of experts from both companies to support customers in planning, developing, deploying and managing HPC solutions.

The partnership gains significance in the new era when HPC is transforming enterprises of all sizes thanks to the overwhelming growth of big data and analytics. HPC compute technologies help companies manage the big data workloads.

The growth of cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, social collaboration – all of these have accelerated the demand for big data and hence HPC.

The rapid transformation of business processes across key industries, such as oil exploration, human genomics and real-time financial trading have also aided this momentum.

The partnership between HP and Intel aims to provide the much needed accessibility to Intel and HP technology, industry-optimized HPC solutions from HP and the HPC CoEs with experts who can help achieve business goals.

HP will offer HPC Solutions Framework based on HP Apollo servers, which are specialized for HPC and now optimized to support industry-specific software applications from an ecosystem of leading independent software vendors (ISV).

These solutions will dramatically simplify the deployment of HPC for customers in industries such as oil and gas, life sciences and financial services.  The HP Apollo product line integrates Intel’s technology innovation from its HPC scalable system framework, which helps to extend the resilience, reliability, power efficiency and price/performance of the HP Apollo solutions.

Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager, HPC and Big Data, HP Servers, said, “With this alliance, we are giving customers access to the technologies and solutions as well as the intellectual property, portfolio services and engineering support needed to evolve their compute infrastructure to capitalize on a data driven environment.”

To provide finely tuned and well-balanced systems that focus on unique customer workloads and application performance, the systems will leverage next-generation Intel Xeon processors, the Intel Xeon Phi product family, Intel  Omni-Path interconnect technology and the Intel Enterprise Edition of Lustre.

Charles Wuischpard, vice president Data Center Group, general manager Workstations and High Performance Computing at Intel, said, “Intel’s HPC scalable system framework is a flexible blueprint for both computationally and data-intensive computing that provides optimized system performance at any scale – while maintaining reliability and ease of programming through open standards.”

“HP Apollo systems implementing the framework will be tailored to meet the stringent compute, I/O, memory and storage needs for HPC customers’ workloads,” Wuischpard added.

These purpose-built HP Apollo Compute platforms will be tailored for a wide range of workload-optimized solutions while enhancing data center efficiency and enabling the foundational infrastructure to process, analyze and manage data.  They can be customized to address unique customer requirements and address HPC and big data challenges.

Rajani Baburajan

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