HP Introduces New Server And Workstation Systems
Can Improve Certain Enterprise Application Performance By 48 Percent
Nov. 15, 2006 04:00 AM
HP has introduced new server and workstation systems designed to maintain power efficiency while meeting the needs of high-throughput, data-intensive applications. The new platforms, based on the Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors, include HP ProLiant servers, HP BladeSystem server blades and HP Workstations and can improve certain enterprise application performance by 48 percent.
HP additionally introduced the HP ProLiant DL320s server, a high-capacity, low-cost, industry-standard server designed specifically for data-rich applications.
“Today’s announcement is yet more proof of HP’s time-to-market leadership as we offer customers the latest in processor innovation,” said Paul Miller, vice president, marketing, Industry Standard Servers and BladeSystem Division, HP. “These HP platforms address the customer demand for high-throughput, energy-efficient designs as they build out their next-generation data centers.”
Power efficiency drives customer value
By implementing the Intel Xeon 5300 series processors in nine models of its HP ProLiant portfolio, HP is extending its product lineup to deliver improved system performance and greater energy efficiency.
The new processors enhance application performance while maintaining the currently shipping HP ProLiant power requirements, offering customers a business advantage when it comes to managing power costs. Furthermore, the new quad-core processor-based servers deliver up to 90 percent power usage efficiency by using highly efficient, HP-designed power supplies.
The new HP server lineup also offers a comprehensive server virtualization solution that includes rapid deployment, performance monitoring, virtual machine control and flexible migration.
“Intel and HP, leaders in the volume server market segment, have a long history of collaborating to provide industry-leading solutions that offer customers incredible new levels of performance and reliability as evidenced by HP’s world-record breaking 2P TPC-C benchmark,” said Kirk Skaugen, vice president, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel. “By innovating on top of the industry’s first volume quad-core platforms from Intel, HP is delivering breakthrough solutions that can lower total cost of ownership for their customers through higher server utilization, even lower power consumption, and even greater performance headroom.”
Quad-core-based HP ProLiant servers can substantially increase the performance of vital applications such as database, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, mail and messaging, virtual machines and high-performance compute clusters – without increased systems costs.