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HPE boosts HPC portfolio as it focuses on FS big data challenges

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has expanded its high-performance computing and financial services industry applications.

The company revealed compute platforms and solutions that are designed to accelerate innovation and time-to-value with learning systems, HPE said.

The latest offerings revolve around HPE’s GPU-accelerated deep learning platform called Apollo 6500, which can run on up to eight high performance NVIDIA GPU cards.

Designed to support deep learning computing platforms and application programming interface modules, such as CUDA, Tensorflow, Cognitive Computing Toolkit and the NVIDIA Deep Learning SDK, Apollo 6500 is particularly being aimed at the financial sector.

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A separate system the Apollo 4520 has been built to try and combat vendor lock-in that can be experienced with HPC-specific storage solutions.

Apollo 4520 is a dual-node system that is specifically designed to support Lustre implementations and can be used in conjunction with Lustre solutions either via an HPE supported solution that is based on the Intel Enterprise Edition or on Open Source Lustre with community support.

Several industry solutions are also being pushed out by HPE as it looks to help its financial services customers to boost productivity in addition to hopefully gaining a competitive edge in high-frequency trading performance.

HPE’s Moonshot Trader Workstation is a solution that aims to enhance financial trader experience and productivity using Moonshot and Citrix technology. What this will enable is for trading companies to deploy physical hosted desktop environments, along with accelerated graphics and HPC to run online trading applications.

HPE Trade and Match Server Solution uses the Apollo 2000 server with frequency optimised single socket processors which the company says delivers up to 28% performance improvement on trade processing and minimising system latency.

Finally, HPE’s Risk Compliant Archive Solution is designed to help organisations to keep up with complex regulatory archiving compliance requirements. It is composed of iTernity iCAS software that is verified for data archiving standards and Scality RING file and object storage with Apollo 4000 servers.

The company said that this will provide users with a robust and cost-effective platform for implementing compliant data archives, along with the ability to support multiple media formats, applications, and locations.

Steve Conway, IDC research VP for HPC and data analysis said: "Enterprises across diverse industries are challenged by the demanding performance, scale and efficiency requirements of complex simulation, modeling and analytics problems."

In addition to the additions, HPE is also releasing an enhanced edition of Vertica for Hadoop-configured Apollo and Proliant platforms.

HPE is confident of its position in the HPC market with Bill Mannel, VP and GM, HPC, Big Data and IoT Servers, HPE saying: "Already, more than a third of the HPC market is using HPE compute platforms to enhance scientific and business innovation and gain a competitive edge.

"Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to delivering new infrastructure solutions that satisfy our customers’ insatiable need for massive compute power to fuel new applications and unlock the value of their data."

With these latest editions the company will be hoping to strengthen in its position in the market with is expected to grow from $21bn in 2015 to $31bn in 2019, according to IDC forecasts.
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