HP Launches New AMD-Powered Servers

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) launched brand new servers today, which are based on brand new AMD (NYSE:AMD) server processors.

HP’s new line of servers are called ProLiant G7 servers which are powered by AMD Opteron 6200 processors.  The Opteron 6200 series was formerly code-named ‘Interlagos,’ which is the server version of AMD’s newly released Bulldozer microprocessor architecture.

HP ProLiant G7 servers with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors use 2,048 cores per rack and 33 percent more cores for highly concurrent high-performance computing workloads, to deliver up to 35 percent greater performance over legacy offering which is based on AMD testing.

“We are excited about the launch of the HP ProLiant DL385 G7 based on the AMD Opteron 6200 Series, as it will allow us to increase the density of virtual machines for our customers, while being able to dedicate processor cores for real-time applications like Microsoft Lync,” said Robert Adie, director of Digital IP, an HP customer.

“Leveraging HP and AMD together allows us to meet our customer requirements by minimizing the physical footprint and power requirement while hitting an aggressive price point,” added Adie.

HP also noted that the ProLiant G7 servers also include HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO 3), a server management tool enabling remote monitoring for reduced maintenance costs. Additionally, the new servers offer HP Virtual Connect, enabling clients to easily connect servers and virtual machines to any network, reducing IT sprawl up to 95 percent, according to the company.

HP released the following statement regarding today’s launch, “Increasing performance and data efficiency while curtailing IT sprawl, complexity and costs in the data center continues to challenge most organizations,” said McLeod Glass, director, Marketing, Industry Standard Servers and Software, HP.

“HP ProLiant G7 servers with AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors deliver a new level of compute density to support the most complex high-performance computing applications with fewer nodes and less power,” added Glass.

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