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,
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.