HP Integrity, ProLiant 100 series of servers and Linux clusters provide
customers performance and innovation, extend market reach
Calif., Nov. 3, 2003 – HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced new HP Integrity and
ProLiant servers and Linux clustered systems, further expanding the company’s
reach to emerging markets as well as traditional enterprise computing customers.
From simplifying the needs of growing businesses to delivering high performance
for technical computing and enterprise datacenters, HP is setting the standard
in the industry for 32-bit and 64-bit computing.
Today’s announcement includes:
HP Integrity rx4640 four-way high-density server and HP Integrity rx7620
eight-way and rx8620 16-way midrange servers, rounding out the industry’s
broadest Itanium-based server line ;
The new HP ProLiant 100 server series — competitively priced for small- and
medium-size businesses (SMBs) and high-performance technical computing customers
– including the first of the series: the HP ProLiant DL140 server;
New HP XC3000 and
XC6000 Linux clusters for high-performance technical computing customers.
“The rules of the game have changed in the server market, and it’s clearly
‘advantage HP,'” said Scott Stallard, executive vice president, Enterprise
Storage and Servers, HP. “Record numbers of customers are choosing HP
servers as the basis for an adaptive infrastructure. It’s a stamp of approval
for our approach of focused innovation based on industry standards, and today’s
announcements build on that approval.”
Customers, applications, leading performance = Integrity server momentum
Adoption of HP
Integrity systems has grown steadily as customers deploy the servers for greater
performance, scalability, higher availability, lower cost of ownership and
multi-operating system support. New customers include CBS Broadcasting Inc.,
CitiStreet, CompUSA Inc., First Trust Corporation and the Home Shopping Network.
“In recent testing, the HP Integrity rx5670 server provided up to 80
percent improvement in processing times on our database. We saw that the
combination of HP Integrity servers, Windows 2003 and SQL 2000 for our database
provided CBS with the performance we demand for one of our most critical
business applications. In addition, the Integrity server provides outstanding
scalability and flexibility for future projects,” said Amy Berkowitz, chief
information officer, CBS Broadcasting Inc.
In addition, all of the top HP applications software partners and leaders in the
software industry have committed major application suites to the HP Integrity
line. Nearly 1,000 applications are available today for HP-UX, Linux, and
Microsoft WindowsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® Server 2003. Hundreds of OpenVMS applications are expected
“With more than 35 percent of BEA WebLogic licenses shipping on HP server
platforms, our customers can recognize the strength and flexibility of computing
solutions from HP and BEA,” said Olivier Helleboid, executive vice
president of products, BEA Systems. “Combining HP’s expanded line of
Integrity servers with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 can deliver industry-leading
price/performance for enterprise applications across HP-UX, Linux and Microsoft
Windows 2003 operating systems. We’re pleased that the porting work has been
simple and straightforward.”
HP Integrity servers, which range from two processors to 64-processor Superdome
systems, highlight the advantage of innovations built on industry standards.
Customers can have the flexibility of standards-based systems and
industry-leading performance. For example, HP’s new midrange servers
significantly outperform I.B.M. and Sun offerings, delivering double the
performance with an equivalent number of processors.(1)
More information regarding record-breaking Integrity server benchmarks is
available at http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/integrity/performance.html.
The HP Integrity server family is the only one in the industry that can run all
three of the most widely used operating systems: HP-UX 11i – the industry’s
leading UNIX operating system, Linux and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The
OpenVMS operating system is expected to be available on Integrity servers in
New HP ProLiant 100 series for SMB and high-performance computing applications
To meet the
growing needs of the SMB and high-performance technical computing markets, HP
has extended the reach of the world’s best-selling standards-based server line
with the new HP ProLiant 100 series. Designed for general-purpose workloads, the
servers offer entry-level availability, moderate expandability and proven
dependability ideal for both small and medium businesses and compute-intensive
HP ProLiant 100 series servers provide great value for customers seeking solid
performance, engineering and dependability with world-class services and
support. Flexibility in purchasing and financing combined with competitive
pricing ensures even the most cost-constrained business can deploy
industry-leading HP ProLiant servers.
The HP ProLiant 100 series is designed with simplicity in mind, utilizing
OS-enabled management tools to ensure ease of deployment and management. With
the reliability of ProLiant and expert support from HP, customers can focus on
their business, rather than their server.
The new density-optimized, two-processor HP ProLiant DL140 server is the first
of the ProLiant 100 server series. Offering floating point performance and
cluster scalability, the DL140 server is ideal for grid computing and for
cost-conscious customers who want to deploy clustered solutions for
high-performance technical computing applications.
Clustered systems running Linux for high performance technical computing
HP’s new clusters are integrated, turnkey offerings, running Linux and a
comprehensive software environment. They are designed to meet the most demanding
scientific and engineering technical computing needs while delivering the
simplicity and robustness typically required for broad commercial use.
The HP XC6000 cluster is based on the HP Integrity rx2600 systems and the HP
XC3000 cluster is based on HP ProLiant servers. Each system is available in
standard, fully supported offerings up to 512 processors, with larger
configurations by request, and features high-speed interconnects from Quadrics
LTD and Myricom.
The clusters have widespread support from technical computing application
providers. “FLUENT is happy to extend our partnership with HP by supporting
the XC product line,” said Paul Bemis, vice president product marketing,
FLUENT. “The XC should be of great interest to FLUENT customers, as it
shows a high level of performance and scaling with an open standard Linux and a
globally supported software configuration that we and our customers can depend
As the leader in high-performance technical computing, HP has formed the HP
Collaboration and Competency Network (HP CCN) to ensure that emerging standards
and technologies meet the demanding needs of the high-performance technical
computing community. The HP CCN is a forum to facilitate wide-ranging
collaboration, innovation and competency sharing between HP and customers and
partners. The initial HP CCN collaboration areas include Linux on Itanium
(Gelato), computational and data grids, global file system for Linux (Lustre),
scientific visualization (Sepia), and Linux SMP scaling. More information about
the HP CCN is available at http://www.hp.com/go/collaboration.
HP StorageWorks Secure Path available on Integrity servers
The new Integrity, ProLiant and Linux clustered systems are supported by the
complete range of HP StorageWorks products. This includes HP StorageWorks Secure
Path software, with high-availability and dynamic load balancing features, which
is now available with HP Integrity servers. Secure Path software creates and
maintains multiple two-way paths for information to travel between servers and
external storage devices, such as HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays. If
one lane is blocked, the software automatically directs data to the other lane
to eliminate single points of failure.
World-class service and support
As HP expands its offerings into new markets, those products are fully supported
by HP Services. With 28,000 MicrosoftÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â®-certified consultants, 18,000 UNIXÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â®-certified
consultants and 5,000 Linux specialists, HP offers flexible services based on
extensive industry-standard technology partnerships. In addition, HP Financial
Services offers flexible financing options to help customers acquire the new
systems cost effectively.
Pricing(2) and availability
The HP Integrity rx7620 and rx8620 midrange servers are available immediately
with estimated U.S. list prices starting at $23,735 and $62,730, respectively.
The HP Integrity rx4640 high-density server also is available now with estimated
U.S. list prices starting at $15,869.
The HP ProLiant DL140 server is expected to be available in the United States in
mid-November with prices starting at $1,299. The DL140 will run the customer’s
choice of Windows, Red Hat, SuSE or United Linux operating systems. It also is
expected to be available as compute node options in both HP LC clusters and XC
clusters in early 2004.
The HP XC6000 and XC3000 Linux cluster systems are available for December
delivery. Estimated list prices start at U.S.$171,500 for a 34-processor XC3000
cluster. More information on HP’s high-performance technical computing solutions
is available at http://www.hp.com/go/newforHPTC.