With an increasing amount of hardware components and the rise of the role of robust software systems utilized by enterprises to support cloud access, big data, and process monitoring, processor manufacturers Intel and Hewlett-Packard announced their alliance at the ISC 2015 supercomputing conference in Frankfurt, Germany, expressing their shared goal of providing scalable hardware systems that can handle enterprises’ increasingly intricate workloads.
The Intel-HP alliance will join the ranks of current high-performance computing vendors Texas Instruments, IBM, Cray, Nvidia, and AMD in a $21 billion market that aim to evolve general-purpose architectures into optimized, unique, architectures for enterprises that are tailored to their specific needs and goals. While Intel offers processors and chipsets for consumers, their hardware is often customized for enterprise utilization. Combining these custom processors with optimized networking options like Nvidia’s coprocessors and ARM’s server chips, reliable memory, optimal storage hardware, and a robust custom software system as middleware that manages databases, data analytics monitoring, and reporting, brings supercomputing power to the enterprise-but with the need to understand and manage it properly. Often, third-party IT consultants are able to itemize, optimize, and mitigate risk of misuse of hardware/software components while ensuring compliance and providing in-depth documentation.
Intel’s alliance with HP for high-performance computing has not hindered their market expansion. Supercomputer manufacturer SGI recently announced the extension of availability of their Intel Xeon v3 processors across its line of scale-up in-memory supercomputers that enable managers to manage complex processes at a greater scale while reducing overhead costs and accelerating time-to-results. Jorge Titinger, president and CEO at SGI, eagerly anticipates the growing need for in-memory computing and custom software systems “as more organizations need to analyze complex information at massive scale, while also minimizing costs and decreasing the time to discovery,” he feels that their alliance with Intel will prove beneficial to enterprises who need speed, scale, and flexibility to maintain a competitive edge in their industry. Cray announced that the Texas Advanced Computing Center will be the recipient of their XC40 supercomputer, named “Lonestar 5,” that boasts industry-leading technologies, including compatibility with Intel’s processors and Nvidia’s GPU accelerators, to meet the demands of the most intense computing needs while serving all University of Texas institutions as the primary high performance computing resource in their UT Research Cyber-infrastructure (UTRC) initiative.
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