Lenovo has become a global power in HPC over the last eight years after purchasing IBM’s x86 server business in 2014. The company has 180 systems on the latest Top500 list and is in third place when it comes to vendor performance share on the list. The company took IBM’s technology and combined it with Lenovo economies of scale to build HPC offerings that offer cutting edge performance, superior designs, and price/performance that few can touch.
The Lenovo HPC business unit is based in the United States and is still managed by many of the same IBM executives who came over in the merger. Lenovo HPC systems are manufactured in the US and have stringent security safeguards on firmware and other system components.
One thing that is little known about the company is their strong bench of domain experts who help customers design systems that match customer workloads. They inherited many of these skilled professionals from IBM and have continued to build these teams to cover traditional HPC application areas and burgeoning areas like AI and machine learning.