Jim Ganthier

SVP, Validated Solutions and HPC Organization, Dell EMC Converged Platforms and Solutions Division

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While our Dell EMC HPC team spends this busy week meeting with countless customers, partners and fellow industry leaders at SC16, I think back to our participation at SC15 last year and how much we’ve accomplished in one lightning fast year.

At last year’s annual HPC industry conference, we said we were going to disrupt, democratize and drive industry differentiation in a way that takes what we’ve learned from the most sophisticated research institutions and government agency supercomputers, and making it easier for a broader set of organizations and businesses to benefit and transform from HPC systems in this digital world.

Based on that declaration, we have significantly grown our business. In fact, leading HPC market firm Intersect360 Research just declared that Dell EMC holds THE #1 position in total HPC revenue share heading into 2017. 

With the HPC market comprised primarily of servers and storage, it doesn’t hurt to also be #1 in both of these key markets. As Michael Dell said at this October’s Dell EMC World, Dell Technologies’ unique structure allows us to be nimble and innovative, like a start-up, but at the scale of a global power house. For our customers, this means we offer a technology partner that can be #1 in everything, all in one place. With this latest HPC leadership, our #1s continue to rack-up!

I couldn’t be more proud of our team’s accomplishments. Not every company can be #1, much less #1 in so many markets. Watch what our CMO, Jeremy Burton, has to say here on what this means for our customers.

Dell EMC is a tier one solutions provider that can help meet HPC customer needs, from desktops to petaflops, with a portfolio ranging from workstations to supercomputers. We’ve grown our HPC business by focusing on vertical markets including research, life sciences and manufacturing and through expanding and developing close industry partnerships.

But it’s not only about the portfolio. At the core, we have excellent talent—our team includes some of the brightest minds and true HPC and vertical industry experts with histories of working on the most challenging and powerful systems around the world. And our partner ecosystem has never been stronger.

We’re also continuing to build an incredible HPC test bed for customers. For example, our own “Zenith” system, which ranks #372 on this week’s latest TOP500 list, was built from Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with partner technologies as an available resource for customers to test their workload results on the latest, leading HPC technologies.

We’ve helped several customers stand up new systems this year – from unveiling of the fastest supercomputer on the continent of Africa, the Centre for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) “Lengau” system to working with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin on “Stampede 2,” a strategic national resource to provide HPC capabilities for thousands of researchers across the U.S.

At Dell EMC, we’re looking forward to helping more customers reduce their time to results and generate new breakthroughs. We’ll continue to help pave the way by focusing on delivering innovative infrastructure while eliminating complexity, so customers can spend less time on building and managing their HPC systems and more time focused on their results.

At the end of the day, we’re developing solutions and providing insights to enable human potential, to make the next discovery, find the next cure and develop innovations to improve our everyday lives.

If you’re at SC16 this week, please swing by our booth #1217 to meet our HPC team and see the demos! If you weren’t able to make it, learn more here, and consider joining the Dell EMC HPC Community. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Jim Ganthier

SVP, Validated Solutions and HPC Organization, Dell EMC Converged Platforms and Solutions Division

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