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HPE High Performance Computing Solutions Case Study

Industrial University of Santander


This case study of Industrial University of Santander is based on a September 2019 survey of HPE High Performance Computing Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With HPE HPC we can perform better our applications and the data analysis. We have higher possibilities to resolve complex and interesting problems for our country with HPC systems.”


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:
    • High energy consumption of compute resources
  • Solved these HPC Solutions-related storage problems by using HPE as their HPC Solutions provider:
    • Manual processes to move data off active storage and into archive or vice-versa

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:
    • AI – Machine Learning
    • AI – Deep Learning
    • Data Analytics
    • EDA
    • CAE
    • Weather
    • Oil and gas
    • Financial Services
    • Genomics
    • Astrophysics, Social Sciences
  • Rates the following HPE High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions’ capabilities on their importance:
    • System Performance: very valuable
    • System Reliability: very valuable
    • System Security: very valuable
    • Storage Performance: very valuable
    • Network Performance: very valuable
    • Ease of management: very valuable
    • Scalability – combination of on-premises and off-premises: very valuable
    • Short time to system deployment: very valuable
    • Data management: very valuable
    • Ability to accommodate a variety of workloads: very valuable
    • Lower operational cost: very valuable
    • Greater Data Center Density: very valuable
  • Chose HPE HPC over:
    • HPE was our first choice
  • Rates HPE High Performance Computing solutions from similar solutions offered in the market:
    **Broad product portfolio: very superior
    • Easy scalability of systems: very superior
    • High energy efficiency (HPE SGI 8600 #5 in Green 500): very superior
    • Versatility to accommodate wide range of user requirements: very superior
    • High performance: very superior
    • Reduced time-to-solution: very superior
    • Quick ROI: very superior
    • Low TCO: superior
    • Best in class support & services: very superior


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%
    • Improvement in density: greater than 50%
    • Increase in # of systems managed (scalability): greater than 50%
    • Reduction in cost associated with energy: greater than 50%
    • Time to manage systems: 11 – 50%
    • Time for data management workflows: greater than 50%
  • Saw value in 6-12 months after the deployment of HPE HPC solutions.
  • Saw a greater than 10x improvement in Time-to-Results after using HPE HPC solutions.

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