HP Low-Energy Servers Aim to Make Big Data Affordable
Hewlett-Packard wants to help IT organizations address one of the more pressing issues facing data centers these days: generating more performance per watt. HP this week launched a new family of HP ProLiant SL4500 Gen8 servers that can be configured with either Intel Xeon E5-2400 series or AMD Opteron 4200 series processors.
According to Jim Ganthier, vice president of marketing and operations for HP industry-standard servers and software, IT organizations stand to save millions of dollars using a new class of servers that not only consume much less power, but are also optimized to support application workloads based on Big Data.
The ultimate goal, says Ganthier, is to make Big Data more affordable with a class of servers capable of supporting anywhere from 240 TB to 2.16 petabytes in a 42u rack with pricing that starts…
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