HPE targets high performance enterprise computing with updates to its software-defined platform 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) this week unveiled several new high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, including a comprehensive software-defined platform, enhancements to its Apollo servers, along with a new ANSYS computer-aided engineering (CAE) software based solution designed to help manufacturing organizations optimize design simulation deployments.

The parallel processing model enables applications to run faster due of the use of more CPUs; according to the Palo Alto-based vendor, its new software-defined platform —using the refreshed HPE Core HPC Software Stack with HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility v8.0 — is designed to simplify the implementation and management of HPC solutions.

The HPE Core HPC Software Stack — which combines app dev tools with cluster management capabilities — is designed to help organizations test and deploy clusters within HPC environments more quickly and effectively.

The company also announced improvements to its software defined Apollo HPC platform by introducing “systems design innovations” for the Apollo 6000 system with new HPE ProLiant XL260a server trays. The offerings are based on the Intel Corp.’s Xeon Phi processor family and the Omni-Path Architecture to help boost bandwidth and reduce latency.

According to research firm IDC, the HPC model is becoming a popular enterprise option due to migration of HPC to the cloud and growing recognition of HPC’s strategic value. Dell Inc., which this week annnounced that it is selling off its software division, also recently bolstered its HPC product portfolio with new “HPC as a Service capabilities,” which include deployment options for on-premises, hybrid, and off-premise.

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