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Empowering Business Growth with HPC Innovation



Legacy IT is no longer sufficient to cope with surging data volumes, rising cusomer demands, and an increasingly competitive climate. Enterprises rely on HPC solutions to succeed.

For today’s enterprises, digital transformation is becoming an increasingly vital priority. The Information Age has perpetuated a number of disruptive trends—such as intelliEmpowerBusiness Blog.jpggent agents (like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana), IoT analytics, cognitive computing, and Hybrid IT—that organizations must learn to exploit in order to evolve and grow. Business leaders know that speed, performance, durability, and scalability are key to surviving in this rapidly changing digital landscape. As a result, high performance computing (HPC) is becoming less of a commodity and more of a necessity.

HPC solutions are driving improvements in all industries, delivering the high-speed, high-density capabilities required to enhance oil and gas exploration, improve risk detection and analysis, speed genome sequencing, fuel academic research, and much more. These technologies help organizations increase compute performance and provision valuable IT resources so they can focus on improving customers satisfaction and pursuing business innovation.

HPC makes it possible to solve a myriad of scientific, economic, and technological problems, from streamlining data management to optimizing workloads. According to IDC’s bi-annual review, the HPC sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8 percent between 2015 and 2019, bringing the total market worth to $31.4 billion. HPC servers will remain the biggest component of sales rising from $11.3 million in 2015 to $15.2 million in 2019.IDC2016.pngSource: IDC, 2016Legacy technology is no longer sufficient to cope with surging data volumes, rising customer demands, and an increasingly competitive climate. Enterprises rely on the latest technological advancements to promote business growth and success. Yet selecting and deploying the right solutions can pose a major hurdle for those operating on traditional computing platforms. And as more and more businesses pursue HPC innovation, others are struggling to keep up.

In order to operate quickly and effectively, organizations are looking to the new-generation of HPC systems to provide the performance, reliability, and flexibility that they need—all at an affordable price. Many organizations are investing in cutting-edge HPC solutions to solve highly complex problems quickly with lower IT overhead, positioning them to accomplish more with fewer IT and budgetary restrictions. IDC estimates that for every $43 spent on HPC, users can generate $515 in revenue, making HPC adoption a highly lucrative investment.

HPC servers are helping users achieve optimal levels of agility, security, and economic control:

  • Enhanced IT agility for groundbreaking reliability, speed, and manageability.
  • Improved IT security, enabling organizations to operate with confidence.
  • Greater economic control to work within any budget to effectively provision IT resources for a variety of workloads.

As industry demands evolve and IT advancements transform the competitive landscape, HPC deployments make the difference between promoting an effective and growing business or losing out to the competition. So persuasive has the use of HPC become that another IDC study found that 97 percent of companies that had adopted HPC said they could no longer compete or survive without it.

Enterprises who partner with a trusted developer will have the opportunity to improve the speed and quality of their business operations, allowing them to work with confidence and continually expand their bottom line. To learn more about the incredible business advantages of HPC innovation, I invite you to follow me on Twitter at @wheatHPC. You can also check out @HPE_HPC to explore the latest solutions that are driving digital transformation both today and tomorrow.

Stephen Wheat
Director, HPC Vertical Solutions and Apollo Pursuits
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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About the Author


Dr. Stephen Wheat manages HPE’s HPC Vertical Solutions and Apollo Pursuits efforts at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He directs teams that focus on the growth opportunities in Life Sciences, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, and Weather. Dr. Wheat has been in the HPC community for 37 years. He was included twice in the HPCwire list of People to Watch, in 2006 and 2011. In 2008, he was identified as one of 25 NAS Superstar people at NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division’s 25th anniversary. He is a Gordon Bell prize winner.