HPE Unveils Software Defined High-Performance Computing Platform

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jul 12, 2016

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

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 HPEiLO 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.

“As a leading research institution focused on applied research in the life sciences industry, we are under continuous pressure to optimize our HPC operations to meet the demanding needs of our users,” said Peter Longreen, COO National Life Science Supercomputer, Technical University of Denmark, Deputy head ELIXIR Denmark. “HPE Insight CMU has provided us with comprehensive functionality to effectively manage our large cluster environment with rapid bare metal provisioning, simple monitoring with remote management and easy integration with a wide variety of cluster components”, he added. 

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Complementing the new HPE Core HPC software suite to accelerate the performance of customers’ HPC workloads and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure, 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.

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 Ph processor family and the Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA)to reduce latency, and increase bandwidth and performance. 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.

To provide customers with additional choice and flexibility, HPE is also enhancing HPE Apollo 6000 and HPE Apollo 2000 systems with next-generation EDR 100Gb/sInfiniBand 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.

“HPC is rapidly becoming one of the essential ingredients for the digital economy across organizations of all types and sizes,” said Vikram K, Director, Servers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. “Today we are excited to 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”, he added.