Dell rolls out HPC systems for manufacturing, life sciences, research

The tailored systems are designed for specific enterprise use cases. Dell also outlined a bevy of HPC customers.

Dell rolled out a series of high performance computing systems (HPC) tailored for life sciences, manufacturing and research.

Like HPE and other vendors, Dell is looking to popularize supercomputing in the enterprise. Dell also noted that the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin will upgrade its Stampede cluster via a partnership with the company and Intel.


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The systems, which fall under the Dell HPC Systems portfolio, are preconfigured and customized for specific use cases such as analytics.

Dell's HPC systems include Intel's latest fabric, Xeon Phi processors and Dell HPC Lustre and HPC NFS storage.

The systems break down like this:

  • Dell HPC System for Life Sciences, which is designed for bioinformatics and genomics.
  • Dell HPC System for Manufacturing, which is tuned to run design simulations, structural analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
  • Dell HPC System for Research, which is used for multiple workloads revolving around scientific analysis.

According to Dell, it has also launched an early access program for customers interested in the Dell PowerEdge C6320p server, which is available in the second half of the year. The server will use the latest Intel Xeon Phi processors and be designed to HPC and analytics.

Dell cited a bevy of customers for its HPC gear including European Cancer Center Gustave Roussy, utility technology provider Sensus, and Tapad, which analyzes consumer data.