Airbus Boosts HPC Capacity with HP POD Containers

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hp_airbus_podOver at Computer Weekly, Archana Venkatraman writes that aircraft manufacturer Airbus has deployed a pair HP POD containerized datacenters in France and Germany to boost its HPC capabilities.

The datacentre modules feature pre-integrated clusters of HP ProLiant server blades running on Intel processors, which are helping the aircraft maker increase its HPC availability while saving energy – power use per teraflop has decreased by almost 50% compared with the existing POD infrastructure, also from HP, according to Airbus’s IT team.

Each POD delivers datacenter space of 500m2 and contain all the elements of a converged infrastructure – blade servers, storage, networking, software and management as well as integrated power and cooling technologies.

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