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HPE High Performance Computing Solutions Case Study

Educational Institution


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.

“With HPE HPC we did scale-out scientific challenges of our users.”


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
    • High energy consumption of compute resources
  • Solved these HPC Solutions-related storage problems by using HPE as their HPC Solutions provider:
    • Inability to handle new HPC and AI workloads with many small to medium files
    • Insufficient storage capacity to keep up with workloads

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
    • Genomics
    • Chemistry, biology, medicine, material science
  • 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
  • Rates HPE High Performance Computing solutions from similar solutions offered in the market:
    • broad product portfolio: superior
    • easy scalability of systems: 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: superior
    • quick ROI: superior
    • low TCO: very superior
    • best in class support & services: 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: 11 – 50%
  • Saw value in 1-6 months after the deployment of HPE HPC solutions.
  • Saw a 5-10x faster improvement in Time-to-Results after using HPE HPC solutions.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of HPE Hybrid IT Solutions by TechValidate.

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