HP POD-Works In Action

It is quite common for people to take time lapse videos of the installation of supercomputers. On of my favorites is still the now several year old Sandia Red Sky video. Since installing a supercomputer can take weeks or months, no one would ever watch the full thing in real time. And that can be a challenge for many customers who would rather their computer rooms be used as data centers and not as supercomputer manufacturing floors. That was exactly the challenge in mind when HP built its POD-Works, one of the world’s first assembly lines for manufacturing complete data centers.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth at least a few thousand. So here is a great example of the HP POD-Works in action.

Of course, even if you don’t want your next 10 or 100 racks of computers delivered in an HP POD, you can still take advantage of HP’s factory integration capabilities. Many of our customers today build their entire cluster up in HP’s factory, run acceptance test, then ship full racks to their data center where they simply need to be recabled and turned on. This helps reduce the time your data center needs to be turned into a computer manufacturing facility from months to as little as a few days for even large, complex multi-rack systems.


About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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2 Responses to HP POD-Works In Action

  1. Ziyad Saeed says:

    Are these pods for HPC as well or not

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