Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India joined hands with Intel to launch a Centre of Excellence (CoE) here today that will help demonstrate High Performance Computing (HPC) as a service for customers.
The centre will also enable research institutions and academia to test their applications on the latest HPC platform innovations, enabled by Intel technologies, and accelerate HPC adoption in India.
Customers can also access the infrastructure remotely through a cloud-driven model that can be replicated in their data centers, HPE said in a statement here.
In India, research institutions and academia are increasingly using HPC to accelerate adoption of big data analytics, simulations of complex processes and large-scale research projects, it noted.
Additionally, HPC will play a key role in the government’s proposed National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), which aims to create a grid of 70 plus supercomputers connecting various academic and research institutions across the country to help develop applications of national relevance.
The CoE will facilitate the on-boarding and training of new users and developers, and enable experienced developers to hone their ability to leverage parallelism and vectorization capabilities in the latest Intel CPUs, it said.
The CoE’s HPC infrastructure leverages all the elements of Intel’s Scalable System Framework and is based on the HPE Apollo 2000 and 6000 server platforms that are purpose built for HPC and deliver extreme performance, scale and efficiency.
“There is a growing need amongst research and academic institutions for high levels of computational power to process large volumes of data, solve highly complex mathematical problems and repeat calculations for multiplicative situations,” said Director, Servers of HPE India, Vikram K.
“The HPE-Intel CoE with the HPE Apollo portfolio and Intel technologies demonstrates our commitment to deliver the best tools, manpower, expertise, and now HPC-as-a-service.
The CoE provides a great opportunity to engage with our customers and better understand their HPC requirements,” he said.
Combining the advanced Intel technology and HPE’s systems and services, the CoE will provide customers the opportunity to validate their applications on latest HPC Technologies offered under HPE’s portfolio and achieve optimized system performance and scale, while maintaining ease of programming through open standards, Ravi Gupta, Regional Manager, SAARC, HPE Alliance, Intel, the statement said.