HP Offers Opteron-Based Servers & Workstation

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 15, 2005

HP has announced the new HP BladeSystem server blades, an HP workstation that supports new dual-PCI Express graphics solutions, and HP ProLiant server, all based on the latest AMD Opteron processors.

For the HP BladeSystem, the HP ProLiant BL25p and BL35p are the first suite of server blades to feature high-performance together with optimum blade management density - a combination that can meet the requirements of large data center environments and clustered solutions.

In addition, BL25p and BL35p can be mixed with HP’s Intel-based server blade offerings, allowing customers to select the best technology to meet their applications.

The HP xw9300 Workstation is the company’s first AMD Opteron processor-based, dual PCI-Express graphics workstation with support for NVIDIA Quadro SLI (Scalable Link Interface), designed to improve graphics scalability and performance.

Customers with intensive computing demands - such as oil and gas exploration, computer-aided engineering (CAE) and 3D animation - can greatly improve productivity with the added processing performance and enhanced visualization capability of the HP xw9300 Workstation.

The HP ProLiant DL385 is the industry’s first 2U rack-optimized, two socket AMD Opteron processor-based server designed for enterprise-class applications.

Powered by one or two Opteron 2.6-gigahertz processors and with an increased memory footprint, the offering provides customers choice for their server needs and meets maximum performance demands for high-volume environments.

The HP ProLiant DL385 also combines management features and high-availability requirements in a system ideal for data center deployments.

“Customers want products that improve productivity, help make decisions faster, reduce time-to-market delivery schedules, and are designed to support virtual machine environments,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP.

The HP xw9300 Workstation is available now and starts at an estimated U.S. street price of $1,899. Expected to be available by the end of March are the HP ProLiant BL25p, which costs $3,399. Meawhile, the HP ProLiant BL35p starts at $2,899 and the HP ProLiant DL385 costs $2,899.