A new GPU compatible AI server that is 20 times the previous generation’s performance called HPE

“The “HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus Framework,” a high performance computing (HPC) server that supports GPUs, was announced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The newest edition of the Apollo series from HPE. Compatible with “NVIDIA HGX A100 4GPU” “8GPU” and “AMD Instinct MI100” floating-point double-precision arithmetic used as an arithmetic accuracy index obtained around 20 times that of the computer of the previous century (HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System). It is said to have been completed. The proposed retail price for the main unit’s minimum configuration is 5,025,000 yen (excluding tax).

Appearance of HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System

Up to two AMD-provided EPYC processors can be fitted with the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus System. “It also supports AMD EPYC 7H12 2.6Hz 64 cores, which has the highest performance of the processor.” explained Ken Takahashi, HPC & AI / MCS Market Management Category Manager of HPE Japan.

According to the user’s specifications, you can select the size and performance. You will select from two nodes of separate physical weights, the full-wide HPE ProLiant XL675d Gen10 Plus and the half-wide HPE ProLiant XL645d Gen10 Plus. In addition, it is a procedure that allows you to choose between two kinds of modules that store the GPU for each node. Up to 10 NVIDIA HGX A100 8 GPUs, or traditional NVIDIA HGX A100 or AMD Instinct MI100 double-wide PCIe cards, can be fitted with a full-wide node. Up to 4 NVIDIA HGX A100 8 GPUs or the PCIe style GPU can be fitted with the semi-wide Node in full-width.

A “HPE AI Verification Center” has been set up by HPE Japan where users can actually verify the products of the business, including the new GPUs. “The environment is complete, including the equipment, and verification can be started immediately,” said the firm. In view of the recent situation, there is not any real need in the office, which we intend to make accessible via VPN,” said Tahahashi. The HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10, announced this time also can be tested on the center.