Dell ‘HPC As A Service’ Targets Mainstream Businesses

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Dell also launches HPC Systems for Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Research

Dell, which just this week announced a sell-off of its software business, has upgraded its high performance computing (HPC) product line, introducing new HPC systems and partner collaborations.

Dell wants to sell its HPC kit to “mainstream” customers, not only the traditional scientific and research customers that have been able to put HPC to effective use.

All sizes

Essentially, Dell said it’s trying to woo “enterprises of all sizes” to use its HPC hardware to give themselves a competitive edge over the competition.

HPCTo get HPC to go “mainstream”, Dell is bringing in HPC as a Service capabilities, with deployment options for on-premise, hybrid, and off-premise.

Dell said it will soon show off the proof of concept for this model, where it can demonstrate how a customer can manage Dell HPC clusters together with public cloud resources.

“As a clear leader in HPC, Dell now offers customers highly flexible, precision built HPC systems for multiple vertical industries based upon years of experience powering the world’s most advanced academic and research institutions,” said Jim Ganthier, general manager of Dell Engineered Systems.

Back in the scientific camp, Dell has brought out HPC Systems products designed for three specific verticals: Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Research.

While that’s not exactly “mainstreaming” HPC in TechWeekEurope’s books, Dell did expand on these use cases to prove their worth.

Life sciences

Dell’s HPC System for Life Sciences is designed specifically for bioinformatics and genomics centres to “identify treatments in clinically relevant timeframes”.

The manufacturing HPC Systems let engineering customer run more complex design simulations.

As for HPC System for Research? “[It] Enables research centres to quickly develop HPC systems that match the unique needs of a wide variety of workloads, involving complex scientific analysis,” said Dell.

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