The server industry leader for the past 61 quarters,(2) HP has launched five new industry-standard servers in its ProLiant x86 lineup: the HP ProLiant BL465c G7, HP ProLiant BL685c G7, HP ProLiant DL385 G7, HP ProLiant DL585 G7 and HP ProLiant DL165 G7.
With one of the world's highest core densities, HP ProLiant G7 servers with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors use 2,048 cores per rack and 33 percent more cores for highly concurrent high-performance computing workloads, to deliver up to 35 percent greater performance over legacy offerings.(3)
The new servers also can deliver the world's fastest dual socket database engine with up to a 40 percent improvement in throughput over the previous generations of HP ProLiant servers based on AMD Opteron processors.(4)
To help organizations achieve the advantages of virtualization, HP ProLiant G7 servers with AMD Opteron offer substantially lower cost per virtual machine compared to previous generations of AMD Opteron servers.(5) The new servers deliver return on investment in as few as 30 days by consolidating physical dual-socket servers at a ratio of 23 to 1, significantly increasing the number of virtual machines supported on a single blade platform.(6)
"We are excited about the launch of the HP ProLiant DL385 G7 based on the AMD Opteron 6200 Series, as it will allow us to increase the density of virtual machines for our customers, while being able to dedicate processor cores for real-time applications like Microsoft Lync," said Robert Adie, director of Digital IP, an HP customer. "Leveraging HP and AMD together allows us to meet our customer requirements by minimizing the physical footprint and power requirement while hitting an aggressive price point."
The new HP ProLiant G7 servers also include HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO 3), a server management tool enabling remote monitoring for reduced maintenance costs. Additionally, the new servers offer HP Virtual Connect, enabling clients to easily connect servers and virtual machines to any network, reducing IT sprawl up to 95 percent.(7)
"Increasing performance and data efficiency while curtailing IT sprawl, complexity and costs in the data center continues to challenge most organizations," said McLeod Glass, director, Marketing, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP. "HP ProLiant G7 servers with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors deliver a new level of compute density to support the most complex high-performance computing applications with fewer nodes and less power."
Pricing and availability
HP ProLiant G7 servers with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors are planned to be available Nov. 29. Pricing for the new series begins at $2,679 for the HP ProLiant BL465c G7, $9,559 for the HP ProLiant BL685c G7, $3,699 for the HP ProLiant DL385 G7, $6,309 for the HP ProLiant DL585 G7 and $1,559 for the HP ProLiant DL165 G7.(8)
Additional information on HP ProLiant servers with AMD Opteron processors is available at www.hp.com/go/proliant/amd.
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(1) Based on HP internal testing: HP ProLiant with AMD Opteron 6200 Series compared to HP ProLiant 4P with AMD Opteron 6100 Series
(2) "Q2 '11 Worldwide Server Tracker," IDC, Aug. 24, 2011.
(3) Based on AMD internal testing: AMD performance expectations for top-bin 16-core AMD Opteron 6200 Series standard power processor compared to top-bin 12-core AMD Opteron 6100 Series standard power processors.
(4) Based on AMD and HP testing.
(5) HP internal virtualization test: 1,600-MHz memory from AMD Opteron 6200 Series vs. 1,333-MHz memory from AMD Opteron 6100 Series.
(6) Based on HP internal testing on DL585 G7 compared to DL360 G4 and on DL385 G7 compared to DL380 G4.
(7) Based on HP internal testing: The total traditional configuration components come up to 217 vs. the HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric solution.
(8) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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