Dell IT Innovation Labs in the Cloud
“The power to do more!”
Andrew Underwood – Manager, HPC & Research Computing
APJ Solutions Engineering Team
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Leadership that benefits every customer
Making powerful technology more accessible and affordable
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Servers
Storage
Data center
Search
#1
#1
#1
4 of 5
provider of
virtualized
data center
infrastructure
top search
engines
worldwide
powered by Dell
Support
Cloud
Software
Social
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90%
3 of 4
in enterprise
services support
provider of cloud
infrastructure—
over 1M servers
shipped
of Fortune 1000
companies use
Dell software
top social media
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Dell’s approach to high-performance computing
Make HPC
available to all
who need it
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Empowering
productivity
Maximizing
efficiency
Collaboration
“We put tools in the hands of
people who are going to
solve the world’s biggest
problems.”
Michael Dell
Our mission is to take
every HPC job seriously,
regardless of scale, size
or budget.
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$27.5M funded by US National
Science Foundation
Built in partnership with Dell and
Intel
~9-10 PetaFLOPS peak (20% CPU,
80% co-processor)
6,400 Intel Sandy Bridge Nodes
272 TB RAM
Intel Xeon Phil (MIC) coprocessors
56 Gigabit FDR Infiniband
14 PetaBytes of storage with
150 GBps Lustre file system
> 5 Mwatts Power
> 1 million threads
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To Mars
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Dell Powers China’s first lunar soft-landing
Our mission is to take
every HPC job seriously,
regardless of scale, size
or budget.
‘Shanghai Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences implements a HPCC platform to
support China’s Chang’e-3 lunar expedition’
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Australian Research
Universities Leading the Way
with OpenStack HPC Cloud
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OpenStack Is Leading
the Way for Innovation!
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OpenStack velocity is GOOD!
OpenStack ecosystem is GOOD!
OpenStack visibility is GOOD!
Enterprise adoption = #Building
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Dell Innovation Lab
Dell IT Mandate: “Incubate on Steroids”
RHEL OpenStack Platform is the response
Dell Innovation Lab
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Central Lab, IT Innovation projects
Cloud enabled self-service
Access to Corporate & Lab networks
Active Directory Integration
Built in partnership with Dell Security
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Dell, Intel & Red Hat
Making OpenStack the de facto open cloud solution for the enterprise
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Dell sees real business impact from OpenStack
User Experience
• Accelerating the
introduction of user
experience improvements
• Perception of IT as more
user focused and responsive
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Pace of innovation
• Faster ramp-up time for
new incubations
• Scope and breath of
supported projects has
been expanded
IT Staff Productivity
• More time spent on
project work and less
time on “admini-strivia”
• Lab infrastructure
utilization rates improved
HPC & Research Computing
Compute solutions from your scale to Hyperscale
Dell Servers
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Dell is different
Driving out unnecessary cost and complexity
Standards-based
No deliberate technology lock in
Open approach
No intentionally closed ecosystems
Modular systems
No costly monolithic stacks
Flexible scaling
No forced constraints or rip-and-replace
Modern portfolio
No vested interest in legacy systems
End-to-end solutions No siloed viewpoint or hidden agenda
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We’re unique. We’re proud.
We’re Dell.
It takes a special kind of person to work at
Dell. We’re a driven and passionate group
that makes amazing things happen with and
for our customers every day. Let’s celebrate
our similarities, our differences, our
passions… all the things that make us
unique and proud to be Dell team members.
Inspire and be inspired!
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