Dell High-Performance Computing Building Blocks Partner Strategy
At the core of Dell's high-performance computing (HPC) solution is a modular HPC infrastructure stack built from industry-standard hardware components and best-of-breed partners' products. The resulting solution delivers performance and scalability, required by the most demanding applications, at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems.
Dell's building block strategy enables the creation of best-in-class HPC solutions. Options come from having partners in each of the key sections of an HPC solution, and being able to pull them all together to create a system that has been tested and validated, and that will work. Below are the key building blocks:
- Platform — Dell racks or blades
- Operating system
- Provisioning and system management software
- Middleware and development tools — Dell offers flexibility with the choice of standards-based message passing libraries, including MPICH, MPICH-GM and MVAPICH, supporting available interconnect options. Dell and its partners also offer a broad selection and comprehensive development toolkits, including compilers and math libraries, system and development tools.
- Interconnect Technologies
Other key partnerships include independent software vendors (ISVs), educational organizations and associations.