Feeds

HP buffs up its new big iron

Eight sockets, you say?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

VMworld Video Blog To round out our visits with the major hardware vendors, we stopped by Hewlett-Packard’s booth. We had our new pal Steven give us a walk-through on their newest big x86 iron – an eight-socket monster (64 cores total max). The system is composed of two 4-socket chassis, each of which sports up to 64 DIMM slots – meaning that filled up, you can get 2TB of RAM to go with your 64 cores of processing.

The boxes can also be outfitted with up to 11 PCI devices to handle I/O chores. They have an SSD option as well, with the system supporting up to 16 SSDs with 120GB capacity per drive.

What impressed me was the ease with which Steven took the system apart, and how he was able to effortlessly sling it around. I could tell that it wasn’t light, but he handled it with nary a grunt or sign of strain. That may account for the respectful tone I took throughout the conversation – not wanting him to take offense and squish my head like an overripe grape... ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?