New HP Helion Self-Service HPC Solution Makes High Performance Computing Easier to Access


Author: Deborah Martin, HP Helion Marketing


This week at Discover 2014, we announced the availability of a new HP Helion solution aimed at making high performance computing (HPC) resources more accessible for a broader group of engineers, scientists, designers and analysts.  The new HP Helion Self-Service HPC solution empowers organizations to rapidly deliver more competitive products and insights by making high-performance computing (HPC) resources more agile and easier to access via an HPC-optimized private cloud.


This new solution provides a self-service portal that makes using HPC resources as easy as using a familiar application—thereby making them accessible for more staff. The solution also makes HPC accessible and manageable for organizations by allowing them the choice to manage it themselves or have HP HPC experts implement and manage it for them through a pay-for-use model that lets them stay focused on delivering products and innovation. 


Ease of access and use helps harness the promise of HPC


To be able to compete and thrive, organizations must deliver innovative products to market faster and analyze growing amounts of data quicker and easier. HPC addresses these problems and provides solutions in a fraction of the time of conventional computing, but using the complex architectures can be a barrier to adoption and implementation. The HP Helion Self-Service solution makes it easy for a broader group of new users to access HPC resources to accelerate their products, research and insights.


The solution is unique in its ability to offer a customizable HPC portal experience for multiple groups while completely automating complex HPC services. Based on HP Helion OpenStack®, the solution provides a common open architecture across HPC private cloud and standard IT clouds with extensible hybrid support to other clouds for future on-demand capacity.  The solution offers:


  • Familiar interface with rapid automation of complete HPC services. The solution’s self-service portal makes accessing HPC resources and submitting jobs as easy as requesting consumer applications. HP Helion Self-Service HPC automatically provisions the complex HPC application environments and automates jobs with just a few clicks using either virtual or physical cloud resources. It also provides out-of-the-box integration with popular ISV applications such as ANSYS applications.
  • Open, efficient management of complex HPC resources. The HP Helion Self-Service HPC solution provides integrated cluster, cloud and policy-based workload management to optimize utilization and prioritize HPC resources. The solution additionally provides simplified usage and application license management
  • Secure, scalable performance for demanding HPC Workloads. The HP Helion Self-Service HPC solution ensures secure access to the HPC applications, resources and data with LDAP integration and role-based access controls. It also helps accelerate application results with out-of-the-box integration with a customer’s choice of leading cluster infrastructure optimized for HPC including the new HP Apollo systems, HP Cluster Platforms, co-processors and accelerators.

If you have been looking for ways to leverage the cloud to accelerate innovation for your organization, find out more about the HP Helion Self-Service HPC solution at You can watch Thomas Goepel, product manager for cloud solutions and HPC specialist highlight the capabilities of the new solution. 

Labels: HP cloud| HPC
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Stephen Spector is a HP Cloud Evangelist promoting the OpenStack based clouds at HP for hybrid, public, and private clouds . He was previous...

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