Density and flexibility in one box: the PowerEdge C4130

Ed. Note: This post was authored by John Hettenhaus, Marketing Director, Dell Servers

The world of high-performance computing is evolving beyond academia research and hyperscale supercomputer installations as a broader spectrum of customers are looking at ways to address machine learning, signal and image processing along with other usage models to speed analysis and ultimately   render answers faster. At Dell we remain laser-focused on innovating and developing solutions for our customers in the HPC space where compute flexibility is essential to optimize applications that can be a mix of GPU, CPU, I/O, or anything in between.

Today at SuperComputing 2014 we are delighted to announce the Dell PowerEdge C4130, featuring significant innovation and leading engineering prowess. The C4130 demonstrates our commitment to technology solutions from the demands of the data center to the complex workloads driven by HPC. Designed with the customer in mind, we spent countless hours speaking with customers and gathering input on their HPC needs around acceleration technology and increasing demands for storage capacity.

With up to four 300W GPUs in a 1U form factor, the PowerEdge C4130 delivers up to 7.2 teraflops and almost 20,000 GPU cores. In addition to this exceptional performance, the C4130 provides flexible GPU/CPU/IO configurations to optimize almost any HPC workload.

The PowerEdge C4130 offers five configuration acceleration options from Intel and NVIDIA.  With the Intel PHI family of co-processors, customers can achieve increased performance over CPUs alone.  With NVIDIA Tesla K40 and K80, customers can incorporate tools like GPU direct and GPU boost into their high performance computing environments.

The C4130 also comes loaded with the Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio, providing innovative solutions to simplify and automate essential server lifecycle management tasks — making IT operations more efficient, reliable, and cost effective. Leveraging the incomparable agent-free capabilities of the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller technology, server deployment, configuration and updates are streamlined across the OpenManage portfolio and through integration with third-party management solutions.

If you’re at SC14, we’d love to have you stop by the booth for an in-person demo of what this new system can do. If you aren’t able to join us in New Orleans, please reach out to us on Twitter, or contact your Dell sales representative for more information.

Sarah Vela

About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah Vela is no longer with Dell Technologies.