According to a press release, HPE will provide Zenuity with core data processing services that will allow Zenuity to gather, store, organize and analyze the data it generates from its network of test vehicles and software development centers. The end-to-end IT infrastructure will be delivered as-a-service through HPE GreenLake. HPE is therefore not to supply the embedded computers and software for controlling the vehicles, but the IT for analyzing and evaluating the measurement and test results. Such vehicles generate enormous amounts of data – we learned from several tier ones that a vehicle in autonomy level 5 typically generates several gigabytes of test data per hour.
The service is powered by purpose-built HPC technologies: HPE Apollo systems, HPE ProLiant servers, and a high performance parallel Lustre file based storage solution, and will be delivered through the as-a-Service HPE GreenLake offering. HPE Pointnext Services will manage the solution, creating a custom-built environment for Zenuity’s developers as they test, learn and validate new generations of its flagship AD software.
Deployment is due to begin rollout in summer 2020. Initial rollout will take place in Sweden, with plans for global deployment in the near future.