Solution Brief: New Possibilities for the Data-Driven HPC Organization

High-performance computing (HPC) is an important tool in scientific and industrial research, advancing the pace of discovery and providing a sharp competitive edge. But the components of HPC — compute, memory/storage, fabric, and software — have evolved at varying rates, causing increasingly imbalanced systems. Developing next-generation balanced systems requires more than new technologies. It requires breakthrough technologies combined with tighter ecosystem collaboration to address increasingly complex modeling and simulation workloads, as well as emerging machine learning, high-performance data analytics, and visualization workloads.

The HPE and Intel® HPC Alliance brings together two market leaders to advance the state-of-the-art in HPC. This alliance extends the HPC market leadership of HPE and Intel by jointly creating new technologies, solutions, and service capabilities that will help advance HPC for enterprises, academia, and government organizations, making HPC more accessible to organizations of all sizes. The alliance consists of HPE* Solutions Frameworks, Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF), and HPC Centers of Excellence (CoEs). HPE Apollo* Systems, using Intel® SSF, are built for the highest levels of performance and efficiency and are density-optimized for HPC, big data, and machine learning applications. These HPC systems overcome the challenges of computing in the modern world, improving decision making and helping organizations maintain a competitive advantage.