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Pioneering the future of HPC and AI with groundbreaking accelerated computing

Introducing the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System. This groundbreaking solution brings you superior performance at scale—and will revolutionize the use of HPC and AI. 


In today’s digital economy, data is the driving force of innovation. Intelligence is transforming the way we think, collaborate, and understand the world. The ability to harness insight is the difference between success and missing out on the next great breakthrough.

The demand for HPC and AI is rising dramatically as organizations rush to put their data to work. To achieve this, a number of industries are seeing a major increase in HPC and AI adoption in order to enhance performance and gain strategic advantage in a highly competitive marketplace. Segments such as financial services, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, automotive, and retail are undergoing a total transformation as organizations invest in cutting-edge capabilities and tools to help them operate faster and more intelligently.

High-density computing for data-driven innovation

Accelerated computing provides superior performance at scale, with faster, more reliable processing power to optimize the most demanding HPC and AI workloads. Today, HPE announces a groundbreaking addition to the HPE Apollo portfolio to take accelerated computing to new heights. The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System is the next generation in this product line that will revolutionize the use of HPC and AI.

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System is engineered with density and agility in mind to fuel a broad range of HPC and AI applications. Our solutions lead the industry with high memory bandwidth, flexibility, and security to ensure fast and reliableHPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus ServerHPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus Server data communication.

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System is purpose-built to deliver immense value:

  • Faster time-to-insight for competitive advantage, allowing for better use of data
  • Best performance by tightly coupling compute power with industry-leading GPUs for unbeatable job throughput
  • Fully tested and configured HPE solution that is NVIDIA certified and designed for demanding HPC, AI, machine learning, and deep learning workloads
  • HPE Cray Supercomputer Architecture now featuring the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System as a node in its air-cooled version, coupled with HPE Slingshot interconnect and supported by HPE Cray OS

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System leverages the unparalleled processing capacity of the latest NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs and 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors to eliminate the strain of legacy infrastructure and empower data-driven innovation. NVIDIA A100 GPUs ensure low latency at high throughput to enhance these powerful accelerated computing solutions. With third-generation Tensor Cores, the NVIDIA A100 can efficiently scale up to thousands of GPUs, or, with NVIDIA Multi-Instance GPU (MIG) technology, can be divided into seven isolated GPU instances to accelerate diverse workloads. The NVIDIA A100 offers vast improvements in Tensor Core and double-precision work, breaking numerous AI performance records and delivering up to 4.2X faster processing speeds than previous generations.

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System maximizes GPU utilization with up to 16 GPUs per server to rapidly capture, analyze, and operationalize intelligence, regardless of the HPC and AI workload requirements. NVIDIA NVLink establishes a seamless connection between GPUs, so they can work together as a single robust accelerator. NVLink interconnects provide dedicated communication which enables memory to migrate from GPU to GPU. A single A100 supports up to 12 NVLink connections for a total bandwidth of 600 gigabytes per second.

2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors offer tremendous bandwidth and a high core count to continuously feed data-hungry GPUs. These high-frequency processors integrated with NIVIDIA Mellanox HDR InfiniBand add up to 200 gigabits per second of bandwidth for every two GPUs, so even businesses operating at the cluster level can communicate at twice the speed. HPE’s first optimized 4-GPU server, which delivers better price performance than ever for HPC. Also, with a refreshed 8-GPU offering with 2P AMD, enterprises can harness up to 16 PCIe GPUs, more than twice than HPE has supported in the past.

In addition, the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System offers extensive storage options, with up to 16 front-accessible storage devices, SAS/SATA solid-state drives, and up to six NVMe drives to access data faster while consuming less power. HPE has plans to roll out new solutions through Q1 2021 which will feature a staggering 16 NVMe drives for almost 6X greater bandwidth. Now, HPE customers can harness the robust power, frequency, and processing capacity of accelerated computing to drastically reduce time-to-insight.

Choosing a trusted partner

HPE provides total flexibility that other vendors on the market cannot, equipping customers with end-to-end solutions that are thoroughly tested, secured, and backed by a variety of financial and professional services.

The HPE Silicon Root of Trust secures our Gen10 portfolio in firmware protection, malware detection, and firmware recovery down to the silicon. This unrivaled technology ensures that our servers will never boot with compromised firmware, making them “The World’s Most Secure Industry Standard Servers.” HPE iLO server management software enables customers to securely configure, monitor, and update HPE systems seamlessly, from anywhere in the world, so customers can operate with confidence.

HPE offers a rich set of Pointnext services to provide customers with the support they need to accelerate innovation. Our areas of expertise include services for hybrid cloud environments, computing at the edge, IT modernization, and AI adoption.

HPE GreenLake also provides a support team to help customers create a roadmap from your needs to your ideal solution. HPE GreenLake is a consumption-based payment model that aligns cash to actual usage. Cloud services deliver business outcomes faster with an as-a-service model, so customers can achieve the cloud experience in just a few clicks, without the cost, risk, and time to move data or refactor applications.

Empowering a future of success

The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System is disrupting the market with accelerated computing capabilities to unleash the future of HPC and AI. Our comprehensive Gen10 portfolio is tailored for HPC and AI on an increasing scale, and we are continuously working to collaborate, build, validate, and deliver leading-edge solutions and services to suit your workloads and economic requirements.

Whatever your goals for HPC and AI, HPE can help. Visit us online to learn how the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System can fuel your business innovation. And for exclusive content around Apollo 6500 Gen 10 Plus Systems from product experts, make sure to register for SC20We look forward to seeing you in a virtual setting this year. 

Bill Mannel

About the Author


As VP & GM for HPC, I lead worldwide business execution and commercial HPC focus for one of the fastest growing market segments in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Hybrid IT (HIT) group that includes the recent Cray acquisition and the HPE Apollo portfolio.

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