HPE has announced their latest High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, software and services, designed to accelerate engineering, scientific and business innovation. The latest iteration of the HPE SGI 8600, HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 and HPE Apollo 10 Series systems are workload-optimized to deliver faster, more efficient insights whilst reducing vulnerability to cyber-attacks and improving economic control.
The demand for scalable processing performance is on the rise due to the explosive growth in data and increasingly complex HPC and AI algorithms. This requires systems that can maximize compute performance, flexibility, agility and security whilst reducing energy consumption and space utilization, and expertise to manage future technology investment planning.
To help customers meet these needs, HPE is announcing the following:
New Optimized Systems for Extreme Compute Performance
HPE SGI 8600 System – The first co-created system since HPE acquired SGI, the HPE SGI 8600 is a liquid cooled petascale system, based on the legacy SGI ICE XA architecture, purpose-built to solve the most complex scientific, engineering and national security challenges and:
HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 System – The next generation of HPE’s large commercial, air-cooled, HPC platform was redesigned to deliver over 300 teraflops per rack, higher rack-scale efficiency and exceptional price performance. The HPE Apollo 6000 Gen10 is also the most secure HPC system in the world3 leveraging a unique “silicon root of trust” technology for security threat protection. Key new capabilities of this system include:
HPE Apollo 10 Series – New cost-effective platforms, optimized for entry level Deep Learning and AI applications that are easy to manage and deploy. The HPE Apollo sx40 System is a 1U dual socket Intel Xeon Gen10 server with support for up to 4 NVIDIA Tesla SXM2 GPUs with NVLink. The HPE Apollo pc40 System is a 1U dual socket Intel Xeon Gen10 server with support for up to 4 PCIe GPU cards.
HPE and Biovista Collaboration – This collaboration will leverage HPE’s Compute capabilities and Biovista's Big Data AI engine, Project Prodigy, to identify and validate new therapeutic options for personalized medicine, and apply this approach at the community hospital setting, including in Biovista’s existing collaborations with community hospitals.
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:
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 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.