Dell brings new HPC for research, manufacturing and genomics

Dell HPC
Enterprise IT vendor Dell today announced the launch of high performance computing (HPC) systems for data analytics in research, manufacturing and genomics.

With this, Dell is trying to expand its presence in the complex HPC market. IT market research firm IDC forecasts that the server market for HPDA will grow at 23.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $2.7 billion in 2018 and the related storage market will expand to about $1.6 billion in the same year.

Worldwide factory revenue for the HPC technical server market declined 2.6 percent to $2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014 — due to the relatively low supercomputer sales.

HP has 32.4 percent revenue share in HPC technical server market, while IBM has 24.6 percent share. The share of Dell is 16.3 percent of global revenue.

Lack of expertise to handle HPC is an important issue. 98 percent of all products will be designed digitally by 2020, yet 95 percent of the center’s 300,000 manufacturing companies have little or no HPC expertise, according to the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.

“We’re taking what we’ve learned from working with some of the most advanced, sophisticated universities and research institutions and customizing that for delivery to mainstream enterprises,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Engineered Solutions and Cloud, Dell.

Dell HPC System for Genomic Data Analysis is expected to meet the needs of genomic research organizations to enable bioinformatics centers delivering results and identifying treatments in clinically relevant timeframes while maintaining compliance and protecting confidential data.

Dell HPC System for Manufacturing is designed for customers running complex manufacturing design simulations using workstations, clusters or both. Applicable use cases include Finite Element Analysis for structural analysis using ANSYS Mechanical & Computational Fluid Dynamics for predicting fluid behavior in designs utilizing ANSYS Fluent or CD-adapco STAR-CCM+.

Dell HPC System for Research is designed for baseline research systems and applications involving complex scientific analysis.

Dell expanded its Dell HPC Innovation Lab in association with Intel specifically for support of its Intel Scalable System Framework. This expansion to the Austin, Texas, facility includes additional domain expertise, infrastructure and technologists.

Dell also announced new Dell Networking H-Series switches and adapters for PowerEdge servers featuring the Intel Omni-Path Architecture.

Dell and Mellanox announced additional investment in Dell’s existing HPC Innovation Lab to provide EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand supercomputer system.

“With this new investment, Dell’s HPC Innovation Lab will now enable new levels of applications efficiency and innovative research capabilities. Together we will help build the solutions of the future,” said Gilad Shainer, vice president of marketing, Mellanox Technologies.

New HPC clients of Dell

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego launched its new Comet petascale supercomputer powered by Dell PowerEdge C6320 servers.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides computing resources and support services to researchers in Texas and across the U.S.

HiPerGator supercomputer at the University of Florida is being expanded to add capacity and capabilities with 30,000 cores in approximately 1,000 nodes made by Dell.

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town, South Africa is in the process of upgrading its system to provide more simulation and data-centric science capabilities.

Jetstream at Indiana University is a new approach to delivering computational resources to a diverse community of scientific research and education.

Baburajan K
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