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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

14 May 2012 Palo Alto - HP has extended its HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) portfolio with new servers that deliver increased performance, simplified maintenance and improved data centre uptime. HP also announced new financial, support and partner programmes, including the HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance, which brings together some of the world's leading technology companies to eliminate manual maintenance tasks and significantly improve data centre efficiency.

With HP ProLiant Gen8 and its expanded ecosystem of programmes, HP is helping organisations transform technology silos to efficient, highly automated IT infrastructures that allow as many as 30 days a year to be reallocated from maintenance tasks to innovation that fuels growth.

The expanded HP ProLiant Gen8 line-up includes new servers based on the latest AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors, Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family and Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family. Optional enhanced HP PCIe Gen2 IO Accelerators that reduce data access latency enable clients to achieve accelerated application performance and improved compute cycles.

To address the growing requirements that span from small and mid-size businesses up to enterprise organisations, HP is offering new HP ProLiant Gen8 rack-and-tower servers and a new blade server with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family:

  • HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8, a rack-optimized one-rack-unit (1U) server that delivers improved serviceability and supports a range of small, mid-size and enterprise organisations.
  • HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8, a rack-optimized two-rack-unit (2U) design that provides improved compute and storage capacity for data centre applications.
  • HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8, an expandable two-processor (2P) tower that delivers enterprise-level performance to remote and branch office environments.
  • HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8, a blade server ideal for midmarket and cost-sensitive enterprise customers, offering enhanced manageability for applications requiring high availability and performance.

HP also is adding AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor support to its HP ProLiant Gen8 line-up, with:

  • HP ProLiant DL385p, a 2U performance-based rack server designed for virtualization, database and high performance computing workloads.
  • HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8, the first server blade with 2,000 cores per rack for virtualization, database and high-performance workloads.

The HP ProLiant family of scale-up servers also will add support for the Intel Xeon E5-4600 processor in new, density-optimized form factors for both blade and rack servers. These will begin shipping in volume in the summer.

The HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance is focused on maximizing the built-in intelligence of HP ProLiant Gen8 servers. Alliance members are leaders in the memory, storage, input/output (I/0), power and infrastructure segments. They design technology that meets HP ProActive Insight Architecture standards to help analyze thousands of system parameters, and deliver high levels of automation, aiding in the reduction of data center downtime caused by manual errors.

Technology contributed by alliance members is intelligently integrated with HP ProLiant Gen8 to enable the communication of alerts, metrics and other critical system analytics to the HP Insight Online support portal. Clients that leverage HP's service feature to troubleshoot issues and optimize performance can decrease their problem-resolution time by as much as 40 percent, reducing potential downtime.

Additionally, HP is working with leading global software companies, such as Microsoft Corp, Red Hat, SAP and VMware to set industry-leading performance benchmarks with HP ProLiant Gen8 servers.

HP Proactive Care provides clients comprehensive "direct to expert" support and services for problem resolution that is up to 66 percent faster. This eliminates the delay spent cycling through escalating levels of support and minimizes downtime.

Integrating server diagnostic data with automation tools in HP ProLiant Gen 8 servers provides clients an unmatched support experience for optimization, cost-effectiveness and problem prevention.

To help clients speed time to adoption and maximize their investments, a "ProLiant Gen8 Capabilities and Technologies" course is now available through HP Education Services.

The new HP Financial Services Refresh for Less programme provides organisations with the opportunity to transition to HP ProLiant Gen8 without requiring capital budget so they can realize immediate operational savings. HP Financial Services can further ease customer transition from legacy servers with capabilities ranging from trade-ins and logistics, to renewal, remarketing and recycling services.

HP has delivered HP ProLiant Gen8 servers to thousands of new clients, including Bitedefender, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Garanti Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Purdue University, Raytheon, University Hospitals Leuven and Verint.

"As a leader in scientific research to improve patient care, we require a technology infrastructure that can help us evaluate medical advances while eliminating costly, time-consuming manual operations", stated Reinoud Reynders, IT manager, Infrastructure and Operations, University Hospitals Leuven. "The intelligent technologies built into the HP ProLiant Gen8 servers automate most of these tasks, saving us hours of administration time and decreasing operational expenses."

The new HP ProLiant Gen8 platforms are expected to be available through HP and worldwide channel partners beginning in June. Pricing will range from $1,600 to $3,500, and varies based on model and configurations.
Source: HP

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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...