HP to Boost Customer Data Center Performance with Scale-out Computing Portfolio

HP launched servers, storage, software and networking
offerings that deliver new levels of infrastructure performance and
efficiency, enabling customers to accelerate business innovation.

The new offerings include the HP ProLiant G6 blade along with
“skinless” server technology, storage, software and
interconnect/networking offerings optimized for Web 2.0, cloud and
high-performance computing (HPC) environments. These extend the HP
Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) portfolio, introduced in June, which is designed to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership and increase data center capacity.

“The ExSO portfolio was created to meet the demanding needs of
scale-out as well as high-performance computing customers that require
highly efficient and powerful computing infrastructures,” said Steve
Cumings, director of Marketing for the Scalable Computing and
Infrastructure organization at HP. “We will continue to add to this
portfolio, delivering innovative solutions based on our deep
understanding of scale-out data centers and enabling our customers to
gain more value from their infrastructure.”

HP products drive higher performance

As space, energy and cost constraints continue to challenge the
growth of scale-out customers, HP is delivering scale-out technology
offerings that address these factors without sacrificing performance:

  • The HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6
    dramatically increases server density, enabling customers to get more
    value out of their scale-out investments while maximizing the use of
    physical data center space. The latest addition to the HP ProLiant G6
    server portfolio, the BL2x220c includes two blade severs in the
    physical space of one. It has 33 percent higher memory capacity than
    the previous generation and delivers excellent energy efficiency and
    industry-leading blade server performance per watt.(1)
  • The HP Cluster Platform 3000SL delivers maximum performance per watt and per dollar. This HPC-optimized implementation of the new
    HP ProLiant SL series offers double the density over traditional rack servers as well as improved energy efficiency with shared power and fans.
  • The HP ProLiant SL165z G6 lowers power consumption by 18 percent and costs by 10 percent.(2)
    The first AMD processor based HP ProLiant SL server, the SL165z uses
    HP’s innovative “skinless” system architecture built on a lightweight
    rail and tray design to dramatically reduce capital, facilities and
    shipping costs while using a fraction of the space normally required
    within a data center. Additionally, the ultra-efficient, modular design
    enables customers to quickly and easily build solutions that meet
    extreme scale-out workload requirements.
  • The recently introduced HP StorageWorks X9000
    Network Storage Systems simplify management of extreme data sets,
    enabling customers to rapidly respond to business needs while lowering
    costs. Ideal for data-intensive environments, these IBRIX software
    based solutions virtualize file storage and create a single scale-out
    storage pool that is instantly accessible and centrally managed.

New integrations for added flexibility

To speed allocation and delivery of system resources while improving
flexibility, HP also announced new solutions and integrations that
provide scale-out customers with:

  • Improved system efficiency, through dynamic workload management, automated provisioning and resource scheduling via
    Moab Adaptive Computing Suite (ACS) integration.
    Moab ACS operates across software stacks and operating systems,
    including UNIX, Windows and Linux, to meet the demands of complex and
    heterogeneous computing environments.
  • Increased network performance, flexibility and choice
    with new 40Gbps (4X QDR) InfiniBand switches and host channel adapters,
    as well as a large port-count 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch via seamless
    integration with Mellanox,
    QLogic and
    Voltaire interconnect solutions.

Visit HP booth 1025 at the SC09 supercomputing conference in Portland, Ore., through Nov. 20 for demonstrations of the company’s ExSO and HPC offerings.


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