To address these needs, HP has introduced a groundbreaking two-in-one blade server. The HP ProLiant BL2x220c G5 combines two independent servers in a single blade, enabling companies to double compute power and significantly reduce space and power requirements. It delivers 60 percent better performance per watt than similar configurations on the market, further reducing cooling and power costs.
“The BL2x220c is the industry’s first double-density server blade, offering more than three times the density of traditional 1U rack-mount servers,” says Turkel. “Its innovative design specifically addresses the exponential data growth facing companies with cloud computing, Web 2.0 and HPC deployments. Additionally, the new server blade uses HP’s award-winning management and configuration tools, which help drive down costs and mitigate risk.”
With the BL2x220c, organizations can enjoy 32 servers in one HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure. A single 42U rack can support 128 servers for a total of 1024 CPU cores and 2 terabytes of memory. And peak performance per rack is a staggering 12.3 teraflops.* In addition to density and performance attributes, the BL2x220c also reduces power consumption, providing over 220 megaflops LINPACK performance for each watt of power used. In addition, the c7000 enclosure uses Thermal Logic technology, which lowers airflow through the enclosure, reducing the load on data center cooling units.
Turkel indicates that HP offers scale-out customers the domain expertise that results from designing and retrofitting more than 30 million square feet of data center floor space, and HP BladeSystem c-Class blades are powering 176 sites of the Top 500 supercomputer installations. Also, the company recently created a dedicated set of resources, expertise and development efforts for organizations with scale-out deployments. The BL2x220c joins the new HP StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System (ExDS9100), a highly scalable storage system designed to simplify the management of multiple petabytes of data at an affordable cost, making it ideal for online and digital media businesses.
Add it all up, and the BL2x220c enables enterprises to build scalable, end-to-end infrastructures to support any kind of high-performance computing requirements, whether it’s for high-end research or helping people stay connected—or anything in between.