HP ProLiant DL585 G2 server technology
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
The second generation (G2) HP ProLiant DL585 server offers the performance and efficiency of AMD Opteron processors, enhanced by improvements to all major subsystems in the server. HP improved upon the first-generation design by integrating higher performance components and enhancing all major subsystems in the server. The DL585 G2 provides excellent system performance by using powerful processors, on-chip memory controllers, a large memory footprint, and fully redesigned I/O and disk subsystems. The server is well suited for many computing environments including High-performance technical computing (HPTC), Electronic design automation (EDA)/semiconductor, Financial applications, Petrochemical applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, large database applications, life science and material science applications and video rendering applications. Also, the DL585 G2 has an updated disk subsystem and includes the Smart Array SAS P400 Controller. The 4U form factor in the server supports efficient use of space with maximum deployment flexibility. The DL585 G2 ships with tool-free, snap-in, sliding rails and a cable management system for simple deployment in HP and third-party racks and for in-rack server access. The modular and virtually cable-free interior design provides easy, tool-free access to all of the major subsystems and components. It offers increased performance and memory speed to customers running both 32- and 64-bit applications. Quad-core processor support and improved network and I/O subsystems ensure that the DL585 G2 is scalable in high-performance computing environments.