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Primeur weekly 2014-02-24

Special

H2020: the long road to an integrated open and accessible European e-Infrastructure ...

PRACE, HPC applications and technological development: three ingredients for a top European strategy ...

Yannick Legré is the new director of EGI.eu ...

The Cloud

Red Hat Enteprise Linux OpenStack Platform leveraged by Alcatel-Lucent, CloudBand as part of its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Platform ...

AT&T and IBM join forces to deliver new innovations for the Internet of Things ...

Mellanox introduces CloudX Platform to enable companies to build the most efficient public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

Powerful supercomputer to offer a glimpse of the early universe ...

From a distance: New technique for repair work ...

ECRIN-ERIC to host inauguration ceremony ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to develop ultra-small and ultra–fast electro-optic modulator ...

SURFsara to host Data & Computing Infrastructure Event on 12-13 March 2014 ...

USFlash

SDSC team develops multi-scale simulation software for chemistry research ...

SDSC/UC San Diego researchers hone in on Alzheimer's disease ...

Intel advances next phase of Big Data intelligence: real time analytics ...

Supercomputer dramatically accelerates rapid genome analysis ...

Using computers to speed up drug discovery ...

Better cache management could improve chip performance and cut energy use ...

A step closer to a photonic future ...

HP delivers record-breaking performance and dramatic efficiencies with HP ProLiant servers ...

Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data' ...

Mega-bucks from Russia seed development of 'Big Data' tools ...

A new laser for a faster Internet ...

C-DAC to organize Accelerating Biology 2014: Computing Life ...

NetApp introduces unified scale-out storage systems and virtualization software for the unbound Cloud era ...

Supermicro shipping 96 DIMM 4U 4-Way SuperServer featuring new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v2 ...

HP delivers record-breaking performance and dramatic efficiencies with HP ProLiant servers

18 Feb 2014 Palo Alto - HP has launched the new HP ProLiant DL580 Generation 8 (Gen8) server and upcoming enhancements to the HP ProLiant DL560 and BL660c Gen8 servers for its scale-up x86 portfolio. As part of the industry's broadest scale-up portfolio, these servers deliver breakthrough performance for mission-critical, data-intensive workloads with advanced reliability and a return on investment as low as three months.

The overwhelming volume of information driven by the growth in mobility, Cloud and social media is changing the way organisations do business. Organisations must deliver more transactions in less time at a lower cost, while leveraging Big Data analytics to turn information into insight. As a result, IT must change and scale to address the need for extremely fast business application performance and drive better business decisions.

The new generation of HP ProLiant scale-up x86 platforms delivers the optimal combination of compute performance, efficiency and reliability for business processing and complex data analytics.

The new HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 server, based on the Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800 v2 processor, offers the highest levels of performance and availability for demanding database workloads. Combined with unique HP ProLiant Gen8 innovations, the HP DL580 Gen8 server delivers:

  • Record-breaking performance, leveraging in-memory technology that accelerates business transactions up to 30 times faster.
  • Efficiency improvements through infrastructure consolidation and intelligent management to provide a 45 percent reduction in total cost of ownership.
  • Advanced system resiliency using HP Advanced Error Recovery for pro-active fault isolation and HP Memory Quarantine for up to 30 percent greater memory and processor reliability.

"With the increased performance and higher memory capacity of HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 servers, we can provide our customers with cutting-edge solutions to dissolve Big Data bottlenecks", stated Christopher O'Malley, chief executive officer, Velocidata. "This technology reduces capital and operational costs, allowing us to continue building the world's fastest data transformation, data quality and data simplification appliance-based solutions."

HP also is announcing upcoming enhancements to the HP ProLiant DL560 and BL660c Gen8 versatile rack and blade optimized servers that offer best-in-class performance density for demanding application environments and data-intensive workloads. HP will be updating these platforms in the coming weeks with new performance and scalability features that will further extend their capabilities.

The HP ProLiant DL580, DL560 and BL660c Gen8 servers leverage unique HP ProLiant Gen8 innovations, including a range of embedded automation and intelligent management features for integrated life cycle automation, dynamic workload acceleration and automated energy optimization. Powered by the HP ProActive Insight architecture, HP ProLiant Gen8 servers continuously analyze thousands of system parameters to enhance application performance and pro-actively improve uptime.

HP ProLiant Gen8 servers take advantage of HP’s Serviceguard for Linux, a high-availability clustering software, offering an industry-leading failover time that could be as low as four seconds. These servers also feature HP Proactive Care, a flexible, comprehensive and cost-effective service that improves the availability and stability of industry-standard, converged, virtualized environments.

This news, along with future DragonHawk and NonStop on x86 solutions, demonstrate HP's commitment to provide customers with unparalleled choice to confidently support their critical applications.

"Organisations demand extremely fast business application performance in order to keep up with today's hyper connected world", stated Ric Lewis, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Server Business, HP. "Two years ago, HP announced Project Odyssey to meet these challenges and redefine the future of mission-critical computing with a development roadmap that makes mission-critical on x86 a reality while furthering the company's investment in established mission-critical solutions. Today's announcement continues to build on this promise of dramatic performance improvements at substantial efficiencies."

"The rapid growth of Big Data and analytics driven by the mobile, Cloud and social megatrends is creating new opportunities for a mission critical compute infrastructure that can satisfy the stringent application performance requirements in a highly reliable, secure and efficient manner", stated Matt Eastwood, group vice president and general manager, Enterprise Platform Group, IDC. "The ideal platform would be one designed expressly for business applications and decision support workloads to address these needs."

The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen 8 is available for order worldwide starting at $13,079. Enhancements to the HP ProLiant DL560 and BL660c Gen8 servers are planned for next month.
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2014-02-24

Special

H2020: the long road to an integrated open and accessible European e-Infrastructure ...

PRACE, HPC applications and technological development: three ingredients for a top European strategy ...

Yannick Legré is the new director of EGI.eu ...

The Cloud

Red Hat Enteprise Linux OpenStack Platform leveraged by Alcatel-Lucent, CloudBand as part of its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Platform ...

AT&T and IBM join forces to deliver new innovations for the Internet of Things ...

Mellanox introduces CloudX Platform to enable companies to build the most efficient public, private and hybrid Clouds ...

EuroFlash

Powerful supercomputer to offer a glimpse of the early universe ...

From a distance: New technique for repair work ...

ECRIN-ERIC to host inauguration ceremony ...

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to develop ultra-small and ultra–fast electro-optic modulator ...

SURFsara to host Data & Computing Infrastructure Event on 12-13 March 2014 ...

USFlash

SDSC team develops multi-scale simulation software for chemistry research ...

SDSC/UC San Diego researchers hone in on Alzheimer's disease ...

Intel advances next phase of Big Data intelligence: real time analytics ...

Supercomputer dramatically accelerates rapid genome analysis ...

Using computers to speed up drug discovery ...

Better cache management could improve chip performance and cut energy use ...

A step closer to a photonic future ...

HP delivers record-breaking performance and dramatic efficiencies with HP ProLiant servers ...

Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data' ...

Mega-bucks from Russia seed development of 'Big Data' tools ...

A new laser for a faster Internet ...

C-DAC to organize Accelerating Biology 2014: Computing Life ...

NetApp introduces unified scale-out storage systems and virtualization software for the unbound Cloud era ...

Supermicro shipping 96 DIMM 4U 4-Way SuperServer featuring new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v2 ...