- The PowerEdge XE9640, according to Dell, uses totally direct liquid cooling to achieve more rack density while reducing energy expenditures by up to 3.1 times.
- According to the company, this could revolutionize the game by allowing businesses of all sizes to operate large-scale, compute-intensive HPC workloads on an as-a-service basis through a fully managed subscription-based environment.
Dell Technologies Inc. recently announced that it is introducing several new systems that incorporate the most recent silicon hardware from Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp. to its portfolio of high-performance computing servers.
According to the company, workloads including artificial intelligence model training, HPC modeling and simulations, core-to-edge inferencing and data visualization will be made possible by the new Dell PowerEdge servers, which were developed in partnership with those chipmakers.
The PowerEdge XE9680, which Dell claimed to be its first-ever high-performance server equipped with eight graphics processing units, is in the lead among them.
Customers have the option of choosing from two upcoming 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable central processing units, combined with Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs or A100 Tensor Core GPUs, and Dell’s new Smart Cooling technology to give unmatched performance for AI applications, according to Dell.
The PowerEdge XE9640, a 2U performance-optimized server comes with two Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and four of Intel’s new Data Center GPU Max Series processors.
The PowerEdge XE9640, according to Dell, uses fully direct liquid cooling to achieve more rack density while reducing energy expenditures by up to 3.1 times.
Finally, there is the PowerEdge XE8640, a 4U air-cooled system with four H100 or A100 GPUs from Nvidia, two Xeon Scalable processors from Intel, and Nvidia NVLink technology. In the first half of 2023, all three servers are slated to become globally accessible.
According to Dell, the recent launch aims to increase accessibility to HPC and AI.
To that end, Dell Apex, a pay-as-you-go infrastructure offering that combines on-premises, pay-per-use infrastructure servers, and storage with cloud-based managed resources, is now selling its HPC PowerEdge servers in the United States.
According to the company, this could revolutionize the game by allowing businesses of all sizes to operate large-scale, compute-intensive HPC workloads on an as-a-service basis through a fully managed subscription-based environment.
According to Dell, customers can access everything they need to run HPC workloads under the Apex High-Performance Computing offering. It includes an HPC cluster manager, workload manager, container orchestrator, and the underlying hardware, which is tailored for workloads like life sciences or manufacturing.
Additionally advantageous to customers are variable capacity options, which include one-, three-, and five-year subscriptions.
According to Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC, and Core Compute at Dell, the Apex High-Performance Computing service will be in high demand.
According to Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management at Dell Technologies for PowerEdge, HPC, and Core Compute, said, “As compute innovation accelerates to keep pace with demand, customers are looking to upgrade their IT environments and harness advanced computing capabilities to speed discovery and insights. New Dell Technologies servers and solutions give businesses of all sizes access to technologies once only accessible for the world’s largest research institutions and government agencies, allowing them to tackle HPC, ease AI adoption and propel their businesses forward.”
Dell also wants to support accelerated compute that makes use of quantum technologies. The new Dell Quantum Computing Solution, currently accessible in the United States and Canada, targets challenging workloads, including machine learning, natural language processing, and simulation of chemistry and materials.
It is based on the PowerEdge servers used in Dell’s classic quantum simulator, which integrates with IonQ Inc.’s cloud-based quantum computing services to enable businesses to run quantum workloads both on-premises and in the cloud.
According to Peter Rutten, an analyst with International Data Corp., said accelerated compute technology is necessary to help organizations extract more value from the enormous volumes of data they produce daily. “Dell Technologies is seizing the opportunity with new accelerated Dell PowerEdge servers and solutions, serving customer’s needs for tackling demanding workloads.”