Hewlett-Packard Company Redefines Supercomputing with HP Apollo HPC Systems

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) unveiled the HP Apollo HPC (high-performance computing) Systems designed to redefine the supercomputing market.

According to the company, the HP Apollo HPC Systems use less space and energy and capable of delivering performance as much as four times of standard rack servers. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) changed expectations for data centers by combining innovative modular design and advanced power distribution and cooling techniques.

In a statement, Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager, servers and networking at Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) said, “Demand for HPC applications across industries is growing rapidly, and today’s data centers are ill-equipped to handle the extensive space, power and infrastructure necessary to run the required level of processing power. Only HP has the intellectual property, portfolio, services and support to transform the supercomputing market today to accelerate the pace of innovation for tomorrow.”

The HP Apollo HPC Systems portfolio offers superior performance and density at a cheaper price. The portfolio includes the air-cooled HP Apollo 6000 System and HP Apollo 8000 System. The air-cooled Apollo 6000 System offers a flexible design and a wide selection of adaptors and power redundancy. It has the ability to pack up to 160 servers per rack and allows customers to optimize their systems based on their needs to perform a different workloads including design automation or financial service risk analysis.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) said its HP Apollo 8000 System advances the science of supercomputing as it utilizes a new liquid cooling technology without the risk of damage to the HPC systems. It is offers a scalable rack design with up to 144 servers per rack and four times the teraflops per rack. The system is energy efficient and allows organizations to remove as much as 3,800 tons of carbon dioxide waste from its data centers every year.

In an interview, Neri told Bloomberg that HP’s new liquid cooling technology has no comparison in the market. He said, “There is nothing like this on the market. It sucks the heat from compute servers in a unique way.”

The new liquid cooling system of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) keeps water away from to prevent leaks that could damage the components of supercomputers. Its patented exchanger is designed to pull heat out of the machine from a safe distance, and organizations can recycle the warm water to heat other facilities.

“One glass of water has more energy absorption than a room full of air. What our engineers did was solve that power efficiency equation,” said Neri.