Dell Technologies is introducing new solutions to help customers better manage the convergence of high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics.
To help organisations tackle data-intensive workloads such as genome sequencing to product development simulations, Dell is also expanding HPC on demand services and Dell EMC PowerEdge server accelerator support.
Omnia was developed at the Dell Technologies HPC & AI Innovation Lab, in collaboration with Intel and with support from the HPC community. The open-source software is designed to automate the provisioning and management of HPC, AI and data analytics workloads to create a single pool of flexible resources to meet growing and diverse demands.
The Omnia software stack is an open source set of Ansible playbooks that speed the deployment of converged workloads with Kubernetes and Slurm, along with library frameworks, services and applications. Omnia automatically imprints a software solution onto each server based on the use case — for example, HPC simulations, neural networks for AI, or in‑memory graphics processing for data analytics — to reduce deployment time from weeks to minutes.
Dell Technologies is expanding its HPC on demand offering to now support VMware environments. With HPC on demand and R Systems, customers can use advanced infrastructure to meet their peak computing needs when they need it. With the addition of VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud Director and VMware vRealize Operations, customers can use a hybrid cloud operating model for resource-intensive workloads and quickly access HPC resources and pay for what they need, when they need it.
Dell Technologies now offers NVIDIA A30 and A10 Tensor Core GPUs as options for Dell EMC PowerEdge R750, R750xa and R7525 servers.