Company claims its Proliant servers are expanding limits of research capabilities.
HP’s servers were used by 198 companies on the TOP500 list of the world’s highest-performing supercomputers, revealed today.
HP’s said its Proliant Generation 8 servers create hyperscale computing systems which combine performance, power and cooling innovations, optimising energy consumption as firms try to push the limits of research capabilities of their supercomputers.
Paul Santeler, VP of the tech business’s hyperscale servers arm, said: "Organisations across the board are struggling to keep pace with rapidly increasing demands for compute resources.
"The technologies driving the fastest supercomputers of today will come to bear on the traditional data centres of tomorrow, making this a critical sector for both HP and our customers."
HP’s server customers include the Tokyo Institute of Technology, which ranked 11th on the list with its TSUBAME 2.5 supercomputer, an upgrade on the 2.0, which came 4th in the November list.
The improved version was created by upgrading 1,408 Generation 7 HP servers from NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs to the latest NVIDIA Tesla K20x GPUs.
Another customer, Purdue University, placed 33rd with its Conte supercomputing cluster, the highest-ranked campus supercomputer.
Conte boasts approximately five times the sustained performance of the previous fastest university-owned supercomputer, Purdue’s Carter system, while using only 87% of the number of servers.
The system performs at a sustained maximum speed of 943.38 teraflops and a peak performance of 1.342 petaflops. This speed would allow Conte to process problems approximately 15,000 times faster than a high-end consumer laptop.
China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer maintained the top spot on the 42nd bi-annual Top500 list, and was developed by the country’s National University of Defense Technology.