High-Performance Data Analysis

Life sciences increasingly relies on massive data sets and compute-intensive workloads to find breakthroughs that may not have been possible just last year. The National Institute of Heath, now generates and analyzes 1.5PB of data per month on its internal work alone. Life science applications and workloads are diverse, HPC solutions must handle a variety of scientific data: genomics, molecular imaging, molecular modeling/simulation, and many others. Your HPC solution must be flexible enough to deliver both compute performance and data-intensive throughput. Balanced, system-level performance that gets results—and gets them in the accelerated timeframes our world demands today and tomorrow.

“Intel® SSF is a single, broadly configurable framework, designed to meet requirements for both compute speed and data intense throughput—from a hardware and software perspective over multiple generations of systems”

— Mark Seager, Intel Fellow, CTO for Technical Computing Ecosystem

To help you do that, Intel® SSF harnesses the power of next-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family, Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, Intel® Omni-Path Fabric, and Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter. All in a framework that is highly integrated, configurable, and scalable—now and into the future. We also harness the power of our OEM partners. Ensuring products always advance HPC, while controlling your costs and protecting your HPC investment.

Intel and Living Heart Project to Save Lives

Intel, MIT, and Dassault Systèmes have come together in the Living Heart Project to create a realistic, 3D computational model of the living heart. The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family and Intel® SSF are advancing the compute times required to represent cardiovascular disease, treatment options and medical devices in the model—and uncover findings that optimize patient treatment and outcomes.


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Personalizing Cancer Care with HPC

Genome sequencing is moving from research to clinical use. Personalizing treatment using a patient’s genome data is more common. Intel® Xeon® processors and the Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software are helping the Human Genome Center at the University of Tokyo do just that. Map patient genomes to develop more effective cancer treatments and patient outcomes.

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Collaborating to Support Genomic Workloads

Intel and QIAGEN Bioinformatics have worked together to offer a more flexible and scalable reference architecture for genomics workloads. In this webinar presented by Michael McManus, Senior Health & Life Sciences Solution Architect at Intel, and Mikael Flensborg, Director and Solution Lead for QIAGEN Bioinformatics, learn how to build your genomics cluster, based on the Intel® Scalable System Framework and the QIAGEN Biomedical Genomics Solution.

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Intel® Scalable System Framework Makes HPC More Accessible

A system-level solution for all HPC needs, Intel® SSF delivers more performance, throughput, scalability, and balance across your HPC system.

A Holistic Solution for Higher Performance

With the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, Intel® Scalable System Framework delivers a holistic system-level approach to HPC that elevates performance and scalability by balancing it across your system.

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Intel® SSF Configurations, Architectures, and Designs

To help ensure the high HPC performance and quality you expect from Intel, we have developed recommended Intel® SSF configurations, reference architectures, and reference designs for a variety of HPC applications. Reimagine your HPC infrastructure with a recommended Intel® SSF solution.

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Go Do Amazing

Intel® SSF is part of a larger effort to make HPC more accessible. We are working with the HPC ecosystem and our partners to advance HPC while also making it mainstream. From research facilities and Fortune 500 companies to medium-size businesses and even consumers, the power of HPC should be available to those who wish to explore, discover, develop, and experience amazing.

HPE and Intel Expand HPC Access to All Enterprises

HPE and Intel are working together to create purpose-built HPC solutions and a Center of Excellence designed to help all enterprises gain faster insight and value from HPC and big data innovation.

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OpenHPC Collaborative Project

Karl Schulz from Intel and Michael Miller from SUSE describe the all-new OpenHPC community, a community-led organization focused on developing a comprehensive and cohesive open-source HPC system software stack.

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Lenovo and Intel Collaborate on Industry Innovations

Lenovo announces the HPC collaboration with Intel, including the opening of the Lenovo Beijing Innovation Center and several joint industry innovations, as described by Brian Connors of Lenovo and Charlie Wuischpard of Intel.

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Advancements in HPC for Life Sciences

See how Intel® Xeon® processors help provide HPC processing power for sequencing crop genomes faster.

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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard develop Intel®-based reference architecture for GATK best practices pipeline.

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Qiagen and Intel® partner to develop a cluster reference architecture that may fully analyze a human genome for as little as $22.

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HPC advancements like Intel® SSF are redefining life sciences and healthcare. Modernize your code to keep up.

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Intel HPC Fuels Oil and Gas Insight, Too

Like life sciences, HPC and Intel® Scalable System Framework are rapidly advancing discoveries in the oil and gas industry. Intel innovation and partnerships are turning massive workloads like seismic data visualization and advanced 4D modeling into deeper insights that advance resource exploration and optimize extraction—making the industry more efficient, effective, and successful.



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