Powering High Performance Computing for Diverse Workloads

Achieve exceptional performance across a diverse range of workloads with a comprehensive portfolio of HPC hardware and software.

Takeaways

  • HPC users rely on Intel products to design more performant clusters, reducing timelines to achieve research discoveries and high-value insights.

  • Intel’s 25+ years of HPC leadership, innovation, and community engagement drives value across all areas of HPC, enabling our customers to succeed with industry-leading projects that are changing the world.

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Meeting HPC User Needs with Comprehensive Hardware and Software Products

To solve their most complex computational problems, HPC users need technologies that can do what’s never been done before. Achieving this level of performance means optimizing across a range of factors: application performance, developer productivity, memory and storage innovation, networking, and more.

Intel’s HPC product portfolio delivers comprehensive hardware and software products with unique capabilities for performance optimization. As a result, users achieve:

  • Optimal performance for a wide range of real-world HPC workloads, on-site or in the cloud.
  • Faster path to value for converged HPC-AI workloads.
  • Simplified development across diverse architectures.
  • Technology breadth and flexibility, supporting interoperability and peace of mind.
  • Foundation for growth, thanks to Intel ecosystem engagement and investment in R&D.

HPC Processors and Accelerators

Intel’s HPC architectures ensure users have a solid foundation for the data-fueled enterprise. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors feature outstanding performance, balance, and throughput to support the most‒computationally demanding HPC and AI workloads. Intel® GPUs built on Xe architecture will dramatically accelerate performance for HPC workloads,1 while Intel® FPGAs are powerfully customizable and adaptable.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Intel® Xeon® Platinum and Gold processors with built-in HPC and AI acceleration support the most-demanding applications across a range of industries.

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Intel® Xe GPUs

The first Intel® Xe-based discrete GPU for HPC will accelerate highly parallel workloads in image recognition, analytics, rich media, and other advanced applications.

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HPC FPGA Acceleration

Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Cards (Intel® FPGA PACs) offer superior flexibility by combining programmable hardware on production-qualified platforms with robust software, firmware, and tools.

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Enhanced Performance for HPC Architectures

Intel® delivers unique technologies to boost HPC processor speed, performance, and security. With enhanced vector instruction sets, built-in AI acceleration, smart HPC software frameworks, and intelligent hardware-based controls, customers can get more value—and better results—from every HPC hardware investment.

Intel® AVX-512

Support for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), the latest x86 vector instruction set, enables Intel® HPC processors to provide better performance for HPC and AI workloads in a wide range of fields, compared to processors without it.2

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Intel® DL Boost

Built-in Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) extensions accelerate AI performance without expanding memory requirements, to support AI convergence on HPC systems.

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Intel® SST

Intel® Speed Select Technology (Intel® SST) provides more granular control over CPU performance with a powerful set of features that enable users to build HPC architectures that match the changing needs of HPC workloads.

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Intel® SGX

With new hardware-based security controls, Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) enable developers to build HPC software that takes advantage of hardware-based memory encryption to isolate specific application code and data from other processes.

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Storage and Memory

As data volumes grow exponentially, it’s becoming more and more important to prevent data access latency from becoming a performance bottleneck for HPC and AI workloads. Intel® HPC storage and memory solutions provide consistent data exchange and low-latency access to persistent data. With software optimization and converged storage architectures, every cluster’s capabilities can be precisely tuned to meet next-generation computing needs.

Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory

Intel® Optane™ persistent memory fuels HPC innovation by offering increased capacity and support for data persistence, powering a range of HPC use cases.

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Intel® Optane™ SSDs

Intel® Optane™ SSD HPC storage solutions deliver breakthrough performance to accelerate applications and eliminate storage bottlenecks.

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Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS)

At the foundation of the Intel® exascale storage stack, DAOS is an open source software-defined object store built to optimize data exchange across Intel® HPC architectures.

Read more about Intel® Optane™ technology and DAOS

HPC Software

In high performance computing, application and infrastructure performance go hand in hand. Intel provides common frameworks to optimize the processing power of Intel® architectures and streamline application development. With this rich set of HPC software tools, developers gain access to world-class compilers, performance libraries, and parallel models that make it easier to scale computing seamlessly across nodes and clusters.

Intel® oneAPI Toolkits

The next generation of Intel® Software Development. The Intel® oneAPI toolkits, including Base, HPC, and Rendering, provide the foundational tools developers need to build, test, and optimize applications for today’s diverse HPC architectures.

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HPC Networking

The next generation of HPC architectures will scale out far beyond previous industry limits. Intel® high-performance networking delivers the ability to support high throughput at competitive costs by leveraging Intel’s decades of experience delivering industry-leading Ethernet products. The Intel® Ethernet 800 Series and Ethernet switches based on Intel® Tofino™ technology combine with Intel® Ethernet Fabric Suite software to enable high-performance networking.

Intel® Ethernet Products

Widely used across HPC environments of all sizes, Intel® Ethernet products help ensure data flows quickly, reliably, and efficiently throughout the data center or HPC cluster.

Intel® Ethernet products

Intel® Tofino™

The world’s first P-4 programmable Ethernet switch, Intel® Tofino™ enables customers to create ultrafast networks with connectivity that’s fully customizable to meet the unique needs of HPC workloads.

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Legal and Disclaimers

Performance varies by use, configuration, and other factors. Learn more at intel.com/PerformanceIndex​.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available ​updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

Product and Performance Information

1Intel® Iris® Xe MAX accelerates AI performance 1.4x on 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 with Intel® Iris® Xe MAX vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7. See configuration details at: https://edc.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/performance/benchmarks/graphics-and-accelerators/.
2With Intel® AVX-512, applications can perform 32 double-precision and 64 single-precision floating point operations per clock cycle within the 512-bit vectors as well as eight 64-bit and sixteen 32-bit integers, with up to two 512-bit fused-multiply add (FMA) units, thus doubling the width of data registers, doubling the number of registers, and doubling the width of FMA units, compared to Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2). These benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown.” Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system. Performance varies by use, configuration, and other factors. Learn more at intel.com/PerformanceIndex.