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HPE High Performance Computing Solutions Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of HPE High Performance Computing Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“HPE HPC has given us a reliable and versatile solution to grow our compute capacity within our power budget while also improving the efficiency of our cooling system.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select HPE High Performance Computing Solutions:

  • Solving the following challenges by using HPE as their High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions provider:
    • Insufficient compute performance to address new HPC workloads
  • Solved these HPC Solutions-related storage problems by using HPE as their HPC Solutions provider:
    • Poor storage performance unable to keep up with compute requirements

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of HPE High Performance Computing Solutions that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Using HPE High Performance Computing solutions for:
    • Research computing at a university in multiple fields.
  • Rates the following HPE High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions’ capabilities on their importance:
    • System Performance: valuable
    • System Reliability: very valuable
    • System Security: valuable
    • Storage Performance: very valuable
    • Network Performance: very valuable
    • Ease of management: valuable
    • Scalability – combination of on-premises and off-premises: not valuable
    • Short time to system deployment: valuable
    • Data management: valuable
    • Ability to accommodate a variety of workloads: very valuable
    • Lower operational cost: valuable
    • Greater Data Center Density: valuable
  • Rates HPE High Performance Computing solutions from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • broad product portfolio: very superior
    • high energy efficiency (HPE SGI 8600 #5 in Green 500): superior

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with HPE High Performance Computing Solutions:

  • Saw the following improvements since deploying HPE High Performance Computing solutions:
    • improvement in computing performance: greater than 50%
    • increase in # of systems managed (scalability): 11 – 50%
    • reduction in cost associated with energy: 11 – 50%
  • Saw value in 6-12 months after the deployment of HPE HPC solutions.




About This Data

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