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Dell Technologies expanded its high-performance Computing (HPC) portfolio with new PowerEdge servers and several solutions in its everything-as-a-service APEX suite.

With the new solutions, the organization aims to give companies the same HPC capabilities that have only been available to governments and large institutions until now. According to Dell, the solutions allow companies to innovate faster and more easily deploy demanding applications.

Introductions include capabilities for AI applications and other HPC workloads, such as HPC modelling and simulation, core-to-edge inference and data virtualization.

New PowerEdge servers

First, Dell launched a number of new PowerEdge servers. These servers are based on Intel Scalable processors and Nvidia GPUs for HPC workloads.

The PowerEdge XE9680 is a high-performance 8x GPU server with eight Nvidia H100 or Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs. The server features an air-cooled design and two next-generation Intel Xeon processors (Sapphire Rapids). The organization said the server is suited for high-performance AI workloads.

The PowerEdge XE9640 is a 2U server with two Intel Xeon processors and four Intel Datacenter Max Series GPUs. Liquid cooling should reduce energy costs while providing higher rack density.

The PowerEdge XE8640 is an air-cooled 4U server with two Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids processors, four NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and NVIDIA NVLink technology. This server should help companies train and deploy machine learning models to accelerate and automate analytics.

The Dell PowerEdge XE9680, XE8640 and XE9640 servers will become available in the first half of next year.

Dell APEX service for HPC

In addition to servers, the organization introduced several complete HPC solutions within its Dell APEX everything-as-a-service suite. The overlapping portfolio is known as Dell APEX High Performance Computing.

The managed subscription-based services provide customers with all capabilities needed to run HPC workloads. This includes the necessary server configurations, an HPC cluster manager, a container orchestrator and a workload manager.

The service is currently only available to US companies in the life sciences and industrial manufacturing industries. Subscriptions are available for one, three or five years.

Quantum computing service

The organization also released a number of solutions for HPC. As the name implies, Dell Quantum Computing Solution helps companies leverage quantum computing. Dell indicates that the solution helps develop algorithms for complex use cases, including material process improvements. Users can also more easily apply natural language processing and machine learning.

The hybrid platform for classical quantum computing is based on the Dell classic quantum simulator. The latter is combined with IonQ’s quantum technology, resulting in a classic quantum computing infrastructure. The solution is fully integrated with Qiskit Dell Runtime and IonQ Aria software. This allows enterprises to run quantum workloads with on-premises or cloud-based quantum acceleration.

Dell’s quantum solution is now available in the United States and Canada.

Dell Validated Design for HPC

Finally, Dell offers a new ‘Dell Validated Design for HPC – Risk Assessment’ in its HPC offering. The design is based on Dell PowerEdge servers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Nvidia Bright Cluster software. The configuration helps organizations such as financial institutions to leverage large amounts of historical and real-time data to analyze risks and improve decision-making.

Dell Validated Design for HPC – Risk Assessment is now available worldwide.

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