HP Unveils Apollo, a Supercomputer System Built to ‘Reset Data Centre Expectations’

At Discover HP in Las Vegas, HP announced the Apollo family of high-performance computing systems.

HP says the systems will “reset data centre expectations” by delivering four times the performance of standard rack servers while using less space and energy, combining modular design with “breakthrough power distribution and cool techniques.”

“HPC technology has been used to speed breakthroughs in science and engineering by enabling governments and academia to transition their research from the physical laboratory to the digital world of simulations and computer analysis,” explains the company, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. “Recent innovations in HPC technology are making these programs and applications accessible to enterprise customers, who are using them to enhance research and development efforts and gain a competitive edge.”

The Apollo 8000 is the world’s first 100%-liquid-cooled supercomputer, according to HP, and its overall energy-efficient design can help organizations eliminate up to 3,800 tons of carbon dioxide waste from their data centre per year.

“Demand for HPC applications across industries is growing rapidly, and today’s data centres are ill-equipped to handle the extensive space, power and infrastructure necessary to run the required level of processing power,” noted Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager of Servers and Networking for HP. “Only HP has the intellectual property, portfolio, services and support to transform the supercomputing market today to accelerate the pace of innovation for tomorrow.”