HPE Enhances Apollo Compute Platform
November 14, 2017
Packard Enterprise (HPE) detailed new
high-density compute and storage solutions
that enable enterprises to harness the power
of high performance computing (HPC) and
artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
The new and enhanced solutions are part of
the HPE Apollo compute platform, designed to
simplify HPC and AI adoption for enterprises
of all size.
•HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 System: This next-generation dense, multi-server platform with a “plug and play” system configuration is ideal for customers with limited data center space who are looking to support enterprise HPC and deep learning applications. This platform expands easily with a scale-out architecture while leveraging the efficiencies of a shared infrastructure. HPE Apollo 2000 Gen10 supports NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 GPU accelerators to enable deep learning training and inference across a wide variety of usages such as real-time video analytics for public safety. The system uses Intelligent System Tuning to accelerate application performance. As part of the world’s most secure industry standard server family , it includes proprietary HPE firmware security features such as the HPE iLO5 server management and Silicon Root of Trust.
•HPE Apollo 70: This dense, scalable platform – and HPE’s first ARM-based HPC system – brings more choice and flexibility to HPC customers. It provides easy access to HPC technology with support for standard HPE provisioning, cluster management and performance software. The Apollo 70, using Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8-A ThunderX2™ Server Processor, is purpose-built for memory intensive HPC workloads and delivers up to 33 percent more memory bandwidth than today’s industry standard servers. The Apollo 70 also provides access to HPE’s partnership ecosystem delivering key HPC components including Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for ARM, and Mellanox® high-speed InfiniBand & Ethernet fabric solutions.
•HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10 System: This next generation system is purpose-built for object storage and delivers one of the highest storage capacities in any standard depth 4U server, with up to 600TB per system. The platform is ideal for customers looking to optimize the retention and placement of massive amounts of data, using object storage as an active archive with immediate access to structured and unstructured data. The HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10 delivers greater performance with 16 percent more cores than the previous generation. New support for NVMe cards can be used as an efficient Scality RING metadata cache enabling 100 percent of bulk drive bays for object data storage. In addition, the HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10 features a new front-loading, dual-drawer design with standard rack depth to help customers easily maintain their systems.
LTO-8 Tape: Tape is seeing a resurgence in
its use as an added layer of protection
against cybercrime and ransomware attacks to
lower data center risk with reliable offline
and off-premises data protection. HPE’s new
long-term retention solution allows
customers to offload primary storage to tape
while reducing the cost of storing data
overtime. With up to 30 terabytes storage
capacity per tape cartridge, the new HPE
LTO-8 data cartridge provides double the
capacity in the same data center footprint
as the previous LTO-7 generation – making it
a perfect fit for HPC data centers. The HPE
T950 tape library now securely stores up to
300.6 petabytes  of data, while the HPE
TFinity ExaScale tape library provides
storage capacity for up to 1.6 exabytes of
data. In addition, LTO-8 full height drives
offer up to 360MB/s transfer rate speeds, a
20 percent performance increase from the