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HP unveils new high-performance computing systems

Vendor says the new Apollo systems have made enterprise architecture of the future a reality

HP unveils new high-performance computing systems
HP's Apollo 8000 high-performance computing system addresses space, power and data centre efficiency challenges.

IT infrastructure vendor HP recently unveiled the Apollo 6000 and 8000 systems, which are aimed at establishing dramatic breakthroughs in supercomputing price performance, at its Discover conference in the US.

The launch of HP Apollo high-performance computing systems, follows the vendor's introduction of the Moonshot servers.

The company said the innovative converged infrastructure solutions and services it has unveiled deliver simplicity, efficiency and investment protection for customers.

According to Gartner, data centre hardware spending from new types of products and new types of big data deployments will reach $9.4bn this year.

HP said it is helping enterprises create a foundation for the next generation of enterprise architecture with new solutions and services that address power and physical constraints, accelerate applications, simplify management, create efficiencies and enhance agility-while also lowering IT and operational expenses.

"As customers look ahead, they need business outcome-driven infrastructure that enables the new style of IT," said Bill Veghte, executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Group, HP. "With the products and services we launched at Discover, HP is reducing complexity for customers while speeding time to value."

HP said it is is addressing space, power and data centre efficiency challenges with the introduction of HP Apollo, a new family of HPC solutions that brings the power of HPC to organisations of all sizes.

The vendor is billing the new Apollo 8000 system as the first 100% liquid-cooled supercomputer. That's a huge breakthrough given that liquid cooling has been ruled out with supercomputers because of design difficulties and the risk of water damage. HP said it has solved the liquid-cooling conundrum with new patented technologies that drive big savings in power and cooling.

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