The power and potential of exascale supercomputing from HPE

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Exascale era changes rules for discovery and innovation

HPE is delivering Frontier to Oak Ridge National Lab, a system that will accelerate innovation in science and technology and maintain US leadership in high-performance computing and artificial intelligence. 

Accelerating scientific discovery

From pharmaceutical research, to extreme weather prediction, to space exploration, high performance computing systems speed discovery, increase accuracy, and stretch the limits of human imagination as we explore new frontiers. 

Computing at scale with flexibility

With the rise of cloud computing and the availability of HPC as a service, companies have the opportunity to tackle projects that require heavy duty compute on an on-demand basis. This flexibility enables unprecedented project speed, agility, and scalability.

Powering the next generation of artificial intelligence

AI and machine learning are moving from labs to industry, and supercomputers provide critical infrastructure for intensive data processing. With businesses across many sectors facing the increasing need to analyze and gain insights from large data sets, supercomputing will become the ultimate competitive advantage.

Exascale technology: HPE Cray supercomputing

Today’s science, technology, and big data questions are bigger, more complex, and more urgent than ever. Answering those questions demands and entirely new approach to computing.

Exascale technology: HPE Cray supercomputing

Today’s science, technology, and big data questions are bigger, more complex, and more urgent than ever. Answering those questions demands and entirely new approach to computing.

Compute for the Exascale Era
Interconnect built for Exascale
Software that clears the way
Fast, intelligent storage
Compute for the Exascale Era
Compute for the Exascale Era

Answer your questions today and be ready for what comes next with the most comprehensive supercomputing technology portfolio available for any data center.

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Interconnect built for Exascale
Interconnect built for Exascale

Answer diverse and data-intensive questions with an interconnect purpose-built for flexible, heterogenous compute technology. 

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Software that clears the way
Software that clears the way

Create the next generation of applications for innovation and discovery with the industry’s most comprehensive, flexible, and validated HPC and AI software portfolio. 

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Fast, intelligent storage
Fast, intelligent storage

HPE’s high performance computing storage is as well suited for the unique storage demands of AI as traditional all-flash enterprise file storage and is as scalable and cost effective as traditional parallel storage.

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HPE Cray supercomputing

HPE Cray supercomputer

A standard 19" rack configuration supercomputer with the flexibility for smaller and also air-cooled solutions. The current compute platform is the Apollo 2000 Gen10 Plus with 4 AMD® EPYC® 7002 nodes in a 2U compute server with HPE Cray software and HPE Slingshot networking installed.

HPE Cray EX supercomputer

For highest density and efficiency, liquid-cooled cabinetry supports direct liquid cooling of all components in a highly dense bladed configuration. These cabinets contain eight chassis, each of which supports up to eight compute and eight switchblades. The orthogonal orientation of compute to switchblades enables a cable less connection.

Smarter water management in the face of drought

NCAR scientists have developed an accurate method to predict summer rainfall, enabling better management of shrinking water supplies. This breakthrough promises to improve forecasts of reservoir inflows and response to droughts.


Manage water resources smartly and proactively by making informed decisions well ahead of time.


Accurately forecast summer rainfall in the American Southwest using unsupervised machine learning.


  • Predicts summer rains across Arizona and New Mexico months in advance
  • Informs decisions on how to best manage dwindling water resources
  • Gives water managers enough time to plan resource allocation and to respond to droughts Improves forecasts of water demand, building supply resilience
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Frontier Supercomputer is the current fastest supercomputer on the Top500.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
HPE to build the first exascale supercomputer for the US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
Argonne National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy, Intel and HPE to provide Argonne National Laboratory with Aurora.