A Look Inside the Powerful HPC Partnership Between HPE and Intel and How the Joint Solutions Overcome the Computing Challenges of Today’s Digital World


Data growth and the converged use of HPC and AI are challenging organizations to find new ways to transform their digital infrastructure to maintain competitiveness and to drive growth and discovery. From Exascale-class systems to enterprise datacenters, HPE and Intel are partnering to deliver a robust portfolio of high-performance computing solutions to accelerate discovery and reduce time to insight. In this session, we’ll look at the latest trends in high performance computing and how the partnership between HPE and Intel is poised to deliver powerful and diverse solutions to support our customers mission-critical research and discovery.


Trish Damkroger, VP and GM, High Performance Computing Group, Intel Corporation

Patricia (Trish) A. Damkroger is vice president and general manager of the High Performance Computing organization in the Data Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s global technical and high-performance computing (HPC) business and is responsible for developing and executing strategy, building customer relationships and defining a leading product portfolio for technical computing workloads, including emerging areas such as high-performance data analytics, HPC in the cloud and artificial intelligence. An expert in the HPC field, Damkroger has more than 27 years of technical and managerial expertise both in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Intel in 2016, she was the associate director of computation at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she led a 1,000-member group comprised of world-leading supercomputing and scientific experts. Since 2006, Damkroger has been a leader of the annual Supercomputing Conference (SC) series, the premier international meeting for high performance computing. She served as general chair of the SC’s international conference in 2014 and has held many other committee positions within industry organizations. Damkroger holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She was recognized on HPC Wire’s “People to Watch” list in 2014 and 2018.

Bill Mannel, VP & GM of HPC and MCS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bill manages the High Performance Computing Business Unit in the HPC/MCS Global Business Unit (GBU). This team manages the HPC business worldwide from a revenue, bookings and margin perspective. The team is responsible for hardware and software product and portfolio management; performance and applications engineering; large program management; industry segment management; Spaceborne computing; competitive analysis, large proposal and bid management; and Go-To-Market (GTM) and sales enablement. Bill is also HPE executive sponsor for ENI, NASA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Idaho National Lab and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Bill joined HPE in 2014 and is a seasoned veteran of the servers and high performance computing industry. For Bill’s first five years at HPE, the HPC business grew significantly more than the overall market and the Apollo line of HPC & AI workloadoptimized servers grew to a $1B business. At the Supercomputing 2015 show, Bill was named “Person to Watch in 2016” by HPCWire. Bill joined HPE from SGI, where he was the VP and GM for Compute and Storage products. Prior to SGI, Bill worked at NASA and the U.S. Air Force on aircraft programs such X-29, F-16, B-1B, AFTI-111 as well as classified programs. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University and an MBA from San Jose State University, California.