HP Introduces New Technology for Eight-processor ProLiant Servers

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

PALO ALTO, Calif.--Feb. 17, 2003--HP today introduced two servers delivering record-breaking performance and an outstanding increase in server availability. They feature the groundbreaking HP F8 chipset, innovative hot-plug RAID memory capabilities and HP ProLiant Essentials management software, making them ideal platforms for high-performance, database, business applications and IT consolidation projects. The servers, the new HP ProLiant DL740 and the second-generation HP ProLiant DL760, are the latest additions to the industry-standard HP ProLiant DL700 series. HP leads the eight-way server market with 50.7 percent market share,(1) built upon a simple approach to deliver innovation based on industry standards. HP ProLiant servers continue to lead the advance of standards-based computing higher into the enterprise, with the next-generation ProLiant DL760 server delivering an unbeaten combination of 115,025 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $7.69/tpmC.(2) "Our new eight-way ProLiant servers provide a powerful platform to handle complex applications typically handled by more expensive, proprietary systems," said James Mouton, vice president, Platforms, HP Industry Standard Servers. "These additions to our ProLiant DL700 series offer new opportunities to migrate and consolidate applications to more powerful and cost-effective servers in highly available Windows- and Linux-based environments." "The outstanding performance of the new HP 8-way servers will let us dramatically increase our server resources," said Jason Robohm, director of Technical Services, CROSSMARK, "and the hot plug RAID memory lets us expand our server capacity on demand, without having to power it down. Plus, with the ProLiant Essentials Workload Management Pack, we can safely consolidate multiple applications onto a single server running Windows. HP makes my life easier by delivering the whole package -- great performance combined with excellent availability and manageability, which in turn enhances our ability to deliver customized client solutions with unparalleled execution." The HP F8 chipset enables the new DL700 series servers to deliver the industry's highest, industry-standard eight-way performance based on a proven symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) architecture. A powerful follow-on to the Profusion chipset that HP jointly developed with Intel, the F8 chipset has been designed for even higher performance and bandwidth by combining PCI-X input/output technology, Gigabit Ethernet, Ultra3 SCSI and Intel Xeon(TM) processor MP. HP's hot-plug RAID memory, part of its Advanced Memory Protection software suite, provides the highest level of memory fault protection in the industry. Providing hot-replace and hot-add capabilities, HP RAID memory uses a redundant array of industry-standard dual in-line memory modules to provide fault tolerance and the ability to expand memory capacity without downtime. With HP hot-plug RAID memory technology, these new ProLiant servers deliver levels of fault tolerance and availability ideal for running demanding applications. This higher level of availability is expected to become increasingly important as Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Linux dramatically increase the addressable memory in coming months and as more customers implement IT consolidation projects.