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HP and Intel open 'centre of excellence' in France

HP has opened a centre of excellence for high-performance computing (HPC) in Grenoble, France, in partnership with Intel.  

Following a previous HPC benchmarking facility in Grenoble, the HP/Intel Centre of Excellence for HPC enables customers, developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to carry out proofs of concept (PoCs), benchmarks and characterisations to optimise their HPC-related workloads.

The facility will feature the very latest processing, networking and storage technologies from both companies, which will be refreshed on a regular basis.

'Current and future generations of supercomputers require huge amounts of compute resources to achieve their expected performance, as well as a balanced mix of advanced technologies, and the expertise to integrate them,' says Philippe Trautmann, EMEA sales director at HP.

'The new HP/Intel Centre of Excellence for HPC makes available the latest technologies and expertise from both companies and their partners, enabling ISVs and HPC users to ensure that their applications are compatible not only with today’s technologies but also with those in development. The HP/Intel Centre of Excellence demonstrates both companies’ dedication to solving the HPC challenges of our customers and our partners.

The centre offers an environment for joint customers to optimise their HPC solutions. Its dedicated infrastructure and expertise, as well as a broad portfolio of services, can be used on-site or accessed remotely. Clients can:

  • Conduct PoCs to identify how new technologies can help them create breakthrough differentiation;
  • Carry out application characterisation and optimisation; and
  • Perform hosting, software integration and optimisation on future platforms.
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