In a recent report, IDC summed up HP's strategy for high-performance technical computing (HPTC), calling it "an excellent example of how a company can support production technical computing with a leveraged product approach."
As it relates to Linux, HP is addressing the HPTC market by developing products that address a broad range of technical and commercial computing requirements. This approach allows HP to leverage larger mainstream markets to support its research and development investments. HP believes that the interrelationship of commercial and high-performance technical computing allows the company to develop products that effectively address the requirements of both user communities.
HP's strategy for building with HPTC involves foundation server technologies, high-performance compute servers, and supercomputing platforms. HP addresses the requirements of capability computing users with several clustered product offerings. HP's high-end cluster support ranges from UNIX- and Linux-certified components to integrated cluster products and custom clusters deployed by the HP Services group. HP provides systems engineering and integration for nodes, interconnect, and system software and tests--and certifies the system prior to delivery.