On 20th June 2016, Dell announced a (High-Performance Computing) HPC solution supported by Intel. The computing orchestrator is a validated software stack designed to give big iron admins out-of-the-box support familiar to the enterprise server customer. It covers the Open HPC software core and APIs with components specific to Intel.

Dell said that their High-Performance Computing systems are a combination of data analytics solutions, flexibility, speed, simplicity and reliability of HPC systems. The firm designed the new systems for a set of particular science, manufacturing and analytics workloads along with fully tested and validated building block systems. It has also devised a customer early access program for the testing and development in preparation for its next server in HPC solutions (Dell PowerEdge C6320p), which is supposed to enable users to:

  • Have access to a modular building block design that is engineered to deliver faster data-intensive computations and up-scaled parallel processing.
  • Accelerate performance in extremely dense and highly parallel HPC environments with the help of 72 cores, specifically designed for parallel computing.
  • Automate systems management and simplify them with the help of integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8) and Lifecycle Controller. Customers can monitor, deploy, and update PowerEdge C6320p servers much faster and ensure higher levels of service and availability.

“Intel HPC Orchestrator was developed to help organizations simplify the deployment, maintenance, and support of their HPC systems,” said Charles Wuischpard, VP Data Center Group and GM, High-Performance Computing Platform Group, Intel.

The TACC from the University of Texas has started collaborating with Dell and Intel to upgrade its Stampede Supercomputing capabilities with Intel Xeon Phi processors combined with Intel OPA via the aforementioned Dell’s early access program. The HPC Orchestrator with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2016.