High-performance computing (HPC) – The engine for digital economy

Tram Ho

What is high-performance computing?

High performance computing (HPC), also known as a supercomputer, appeared in the 1960s to meet the requirements of government agencies and research organizations. HPC began to penetrate major economic industries in the 1970s to speed the development of complex products (automotive, aerospace, petroleum, financial services, and pharmaceuticals).

Hyperion Research shows that CIOs from multinational corporations such as PayPal, Credit Suisse, Airbus, to SMEs such as Harman International, Ipreo Holdings have all increased integration of HPC into enterprise data centers and IT infrastructure to improve productivity and competitiveness. In this way, the enterprise will be able to handle complex business processes that are not normally designed to handle it alone. In the future, HPC systems may run multiple applications concurrently, and each of those applications may be designed for one workflow.

Today’s HPC systems are easier to configure, deploy, use and maintain with initial investment costs below $ 500,000, much more economical than $ 10 million in the past.

Application of high-performance computing to increase competitiveness for businesses

The most common corporate HPC usage tasks are product design, decision-making information, fraud detection, affiliate marketing, cybersecurity, business planning and analysis, ERP, CRM and human resources. HPC servers provide superfast data transfer and processing speeds along with extremely large memory and storage capacity.

From decades of use of HPC to the design and testing of new car series in auto companies, to being able to detect fraud and support the implementation of affiliate marketing by credit card companies. use, HPC server has saved businesses hundreds of billion dollars. The application of HPC to price adjustments in a travel real estate company also helps the managers of the business grasp changes in adjacent properties, helping businesses adjust their pricing strategies quickly. fast, optimize revenue, increase profit.

Supercomputers from HPE

Cray, a prominent name in the supercomputer market, was the first solution provider to have sold an HPC system to an organization in the private sector and gradually expanded to support companies in virtually all commercial market segments. The Cray brand is now a member of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) family, and the HPE Cray supercomputer product line has also recently been announced. This new line of HPE products and solutions is the portfolio of new generation HPC systems based on Cray’s Shasta architecture.

Shasta is a groundbreaking achievement that meets virtually the entire list of requirements customers and users place on future HPC systems. Shasta is designed to not only support ultra diverse environments but also very highly scalable, up to 250,000 terminals with ultra-wide bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and insignificant congestion levels thanks to connection technology HPE Slingshot. During the period 2021-2022, the top three powerful supercomputers in the US will be supplied by HPE. It was the “Aurora” supercomputer for the Argonne National Laboratory which was the first US exascale system (peak performance of 1.0 EF). The “Frontier” and “El Capitan” supercomputers for Oak Ridge National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore are even more powerful (peak performance 1.5 EF or higher).

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Future, the Shasta architecture enables compatible HPE Cray systems to work with public cloud computing environments. A pre-Shasta Cray physical server solution called Sentinel is now available as a Cray-in-Azure solution with a high-speed, low-latency connection and seamless access to services. Azure service.

The Shasta software architecture is designed to support new requirements by associating containers with software components for each workflow, allocating them to the most relevant hardware in real time. Shasta task scheduling and synchronization can move a complex workflow across dozens of containers in one process that combines traditional HPC elements and newer AI applications in one batch. related processor and speed booster tools.

Businesses can learn more about high-performance computing, and HPC applications at the “High-performance computing and edge computing – The Future for Smart Business” hosted by HPE. at 10.00 on 07.04.2021. For details, refer to https://www.tech-webinar.vn/hoi-thao-truc-tuyen or contact Hotline 0929 898 627 | Email: hpeevents@apes.vn

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