HPE Tackles Phi, Debuts Mfg. Solution and New HPC Software Environment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), now about eight months into its transition as a separate entity, retained the prestige of fielding the most systems of any vendor on the Top500 list announced at the ISC2016. HPE had 127 systems (25.4 percent) though the number was down from 155 just six months ago. Other ISC news included introduction of a vertical solution for manufacturing developed with ANSYS, announcement of expanded use of Intel (Knights Landing, Omni-Path) and Mellanox (EDR) technology, and the unveiling of a new HPE software environment for HPC. To some extent the product announcements represent the end of HPE’s extensive refresh of its HPC line – transitioning earlier SL models into the Apollo portfolio. The news also highlighted HPE’s increasing effort to deliver purpose-built HPC solutions for select markets,…


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