HP and Intel Partner to Leverage High Performance Computing for Accelerating Business Innovation

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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FREMONT, CA:  HP together with Intel strategizes to make High Performance Computing (HPC) more accessible to enterprises of all sizes. Under the HPC alliance, the two companies look forward to enable customers to streamline their HPC investments. To increase accessibility of HPC, the companies will lay the foundation of a new Center of Excellence (CoE). This partnership will simplify the deployment of HPC for customers in industries such as oil and gas, life sciences and financial services.

Alliance to Innovate with HPC

HP will offer its HPC Solutions Framework based on HP Apollo servers to support industry-specific software applications from an ecosystem of leading independent software vendors (ISVs). 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. As a part of this joint-venture, the upgraded HPC system 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.

HP Apollo Compute platforms will enhance data center efficiency and enable 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.

Expansion of Center of Excellence for HPC

Both the companies have initiated HPC CoE to support customers in planning, developing, deploying and managing HPC solutions. The innovation center will explore the innovative capabilities to deliver a rich customer experience, engineering, and code modernization skills. The center will comprise a community of experts from both the companies to ensure qualitative performance.

With this alliance, businesses now have the much needed accessibility to best-of-breed Intel and HP technology, industry-optimized HPC solutions from HP and the HPC CoEs with experts who can help achieve business goals.

“Enterprises large and small are grappling with the growing challenges of increased model complexity and data sizes. 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,” said Charles Wuischpard, vice president Data Center Group, general manager Workstations and High Performance Computing, Intel.