HPE Apollo Systems

Breakthrough performance with economies of power and cooling in less space.

Density-optimised for HPC, Big Data and More

The HPE Apollo high-density server family is built for the highest levels of performance and efficiency. They are rack-scale compute, storage, networking, power and cooling – massively scale-up and scale-out – solutions for your big data analytics, object storage, and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. From water-cooling that’s 1,000X more efficient than air, to “right-sized scaling” with 2X the compute density for workgroup and private cloud workloads, the HPE Apollo line is a dense, high-performance, tiered approach for organisations of all sizes.

New Possibilities for the Data-Driven Organisation

Add purpose-built Compute to your infrastructure and accelerate time to value by reducing implementation time from months to days. Apply just the right amount of scalability, performance and efficiency with a selection of hyperscale server systems optimised for specific workloads types and sizes.

Scale-up and Scale-out Workload Optimised Solutions


Optimise scale, performance and cost-efficiency for each type of data, and manage volume, velocity and variety accordingly. Use HPE Apollo to provide just the capacity and performance you need with scale-up and scale-out, workload-optimised solutions.

High-density Economic Building Blocks


Enjoy significant capital and operating expense savings with high-density economic building blocks for efficient implementations at scale. Achieve up to 30 servers and 3.6 petabytes of capacity in a 42U4 rack in the HPE Apollo 4500.

Coming later in 2017: Extreme Performance in High Density

Extreme Performance in High Density

Coming later in 2017, Gen10 Apollo 6000 offers HPC with extreme performance in high density. We’ve taken the lead on a new Approach– thinking beyond the server and designing a rack-level solution that gives the right compute at the right economics.

HPE Apollo 8000 Wins R&D 100 Award

The Energy Department's NREL reuses the warm-water cooling system to heat the building, plus boost performance and efficiency.

Water-cooled Supercomputing

The HPE Apollo 8000 is the world’s first warm-water liquid cooling system. These systems accomplish groundbreaking speed, density, energy-efficiency and even economic and ecological sustainability.


teraFLOPS per square foot1


more FLOPS/watt5


tonnes of CO2 saved per year5

Complete HPE Apollo Portfolio

See all components across the entire HPE Apollo line of high density servers to explore and compare details.

HPE Apollo 6000 Rack-scale Efficiency

HPE Apollo 6000
Rack-scale Efficiency


Performance-optimised, air-cooled solution for getting the most out of your infrastructure – and your investment.

  • 20 percent more performance for single-threaded applications6
  • 60 percent less space than a computing blade7
  • $3 million USD of TCO savings over three years with 1,000 servers8
HPE Apollo 4000 Storage Density

HPE Apollo 4000
Storage Density


Purpose-built to service Hadoop® and other big data analytics and object storage systems.

  • Maximise disk density with 68 LFF disks in a 4U form factor
  • Hadoop-based data mining and NoSQL-based analytics
  • Implement object storage with petabyte-scale data volumes
HPE Apollo 2000 Scalable Multi-node

HPE Apollo 2000
Scalable Multi-node


Bridging to scale-out architecture for traditional data centres. Highly dense, packing a lot of performance and workload capacity into small spaces.

  • Four independent hot-pluggable HPE Apollo 2000 servers in a single 2U
  • 2x the performance density of standard 1U servers, at a comparable cost


Servers in Space of Five Traditional. HPE Apollo 6000


Capacity in a Single 42U Rack2 . HPE Apollo 4000


Density of Standard 1U Servers3. HPE Apollo 2000

What's New in the Portfolio

HPE Apollo 6500: High Density GPU Compute

Solve problems faster with up to 15 Tflops of single-precision performance per 2U node. The new HPE Apollo 6500 increases ROI by accelerating the performance of your workloads with up to eight GPUs or coprocessors and high-powered analysis.

HPE Apollo 4520: Extreme Density, Flexible Scale

Configure and tune according to your needs. Optimised for parallel file systems in clustered environments, Apollo 4520 offers dual-server high availability configurations with up to 23 LFF drives per node and Intel® Xeon® E5-2600v4 Series processors.

HPE Apollo Next Generation Sequencing Solution

HPE understands the HPC needs of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies that are rapidly transforming the industry. We have developed a solution to execute genome analytics faster, more flexibly and cost-effectively.

A New HPE Compute Experience for HPC

On your journey to HPC in a Hybrid IT environment, experiences matter. The new HPE Compute Experience delivers the experience of cloud computing with the security and control of your data centre. Available later in 2017.

Contact Us

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Article : Meet HPE Apollo: Reinventing HPC and the Supercomputer


Administrators, engineers and executives are now tasked with solving some of the world’s most complex challenges revolving around advanced computations for science, business, education, pharmaceuticals and beyond.

Article : UiT The Arctic University of Norway Pushes Hyperscale Efficiency


Institution aims to create the world’s most efficient data centre with the HPE Apollo 8000 System.

Analyst Report : Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers

Analyst Report

Data centre managers should use this Magic Quadrant to understand the modular server market and evaluate the related vendors and their offerings.

Article : Poland Steps Up its Supercomputing Game


Gdańsk University of Technology is planning to build the fastest supercomputer in Poland, developed via a partnership with Megatel and Action.

  • 1.
    4x teraFLOPS and FLOPS/watt: Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal estimates. Apollo HPE 8000 provides 4x more teraFLOPS per square foot than IBM 1U rack servers, based on rack and power density, assuming the same processors.
  • 2.
    Based on 10 systems and 8 TB HDDs
  • 3.
    Four servers in 2U vs. 4U of rack space—at a comparable cost.
  • 4.
    Based on 10 HPE Apollo 4530 Systems with 8 TB HDDs
  • 5.
    Carbon footprint: Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal estimate; HPE Apollo 8000 vs. an air-cooled data center with 3 MW of IT. A standard sustainability formula was used to derive CO2 savings in tons using the kWh savings based on real-world data center analysis
  • 6.
    Benchmarks from Synopsys, presented at Synopsys SNUG conference 2014
  • 7.
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal estimate compared to Dell M620 10U/16 servers, HP 160 in 48U
  • 8.
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise internal estimate based on power savings of $471,000 USD savings in power plus cost savings of $2,782,000 USD