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Huawei Showcases Intelligent Computing Solutions at ISC 2018, Infusing New Levels of Intelligence into HPC

Jun 26, 2018

[Frankfurt, Germany, June 26, 2018] At ISC High Performance 2018 (ISC 2018), Huawei showcased its latest AI acceleration technologies in the HPC space. At this year's ISC event, Huawei highlights its commitment to ignite the HPC potential with intelligent computing and provide a more diversified portfolio of intelligent HPC solutions for customers across multiple industries.

Huawei showcases its intelligent computing solutions at ISC 2018

Huawei showcases intelligent computing solutions at ISC 2018

At ISC 2018, Huawei demonstrated Atlas, the new-generation AI accelerated HPC cloud hardware platform. Atlas is built on the Huawei FusionServer new-generation servers powered by the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Atlas leverages multiple key technologies such as software and hardware disaggregation, intelligent orchestration, heterogeneous pooling, flash acceleration, and high-speed interconnect. It implements unified orchestration and scheduling of HPC cloud hardware resources, intelligent on-demand provisioning, and service deployment within seconds, enabling a leap in both hardware resource utilization and overall HPC performance.

Huawei also demonstrated the HPC solution and deep learning instances based on the Open Telekom Cloud. This line-up of offerings provides more elastic HPC resources and a convenient AI platform for organizations in scientific research and AI domains.

In addition, Huawei showcased the prefabricated HPC solution, which supports integrated delivery and one-stop tuning and will meet the market soon. Drawing upon Huawei's data center energy expertise, the prefabricated HPC solution integrates HPC resources such as compute, storage, and network with infrastructure factors such as power supply, cooling, and equipment rooms. Based on the original system design, the solution enables efficient resource consolidation and performance tuning to boost system performance, drastically shorten the delivery cycle, and streamline O&M operations.

Huawei's Wu Mo and Altair's Piush Patel shake hands in a show of collaboration between the two parties

Wu Mo (left), Director of European Solutions Development Centre, Huawei Enterprise Business Group and Piush Patel (right), Altair’s VP of Corporate Development for HPC and Cloud in the agreement launch ceremony

Huawei has signed an agreement with Altair, one of Huawei's key partners in the HPC field, to market and sell Altair PBS Works™ as its preferred integrated workload management solution. The agreement signifies a joint effort by Huawei and Altair to draw upon their technology and product strength, enabling industries with a superior solution offered by the Huawei HPC simulation platform integrated with the PBS Works software.

Wu Mo, Director of European Solutions Development Centre, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said, "With the rapid development of manufacturing and the acceleration of enterprise digital transformation, a vast high-performance computing market is shaping up and well poise to help industry customers expedite product innovation and cut costs. The close integration of Huawei's HPC products and the Altair PBS Works provides a better simulation platform for multiple industries such as manufacturing, energy, environment science, life science, and material science. The simulation platform can automatically schedule and arrange tasks, delivering 3 to 5 times higher simulation speeds."

Up to now, Huawei HPC solutions have served customers in multiple industries, such as education, scientific research, energy, and manufacturing. The latest phase of HPC system built by Huawei for École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) delivers up to 401 TFLOPS in real-world application and up to 84.4% computing efficiency.

Huawei has emerged as a global mainstream IT vendor with leading-edge intelligent computing solutions and a full line-up of IT products. Huawei provides IT infrastructure of compelling performance, simplicity, and efficiency to help global enterprises and organizations confidently set on track towards digital transformation. So far, 197 of the Fortune Global 500 and 45 of the Top 100 enterprises have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation.