​HP refreshes, launches servers aimed at analytics

HP's new systems ride shotgun with Intel's rollout of new Xeon processors, which are being pitched as a way to crunch big data and analytics workloads.

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Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday launched a series of new and updated systems designed to tackle analytics workloads.

The systems from HP and other server vendors such as Lenovo and Dell land as Intel outlined its new family of Xeon processors. Intel is positioning the Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 product families as processors suited for big data and analytics workloads.

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Dell announced updates to its its core enterprise server last week.

HP said its lineup includes HP Apollo 2000, Apollo 4000 Systems, a big data reference architecture, Integrity Superdome X and ProLiant DL580, DL560 and BL660c Gen9 servers.

Here's a look:

  • HP Apollo 2000 is designed for general purpose workloads using the company's hyperscale and performance tweaks.
  • Apollo 4000 Systems include three servers build for Hadoop and analytics workloads. The family is a 2U server that'll house 28 large form factor drives or 50 small form factor ones. The Apollo 4510 has a 4U chassis with one server node. The Apollo 4530 has three server nodes in a chassis. HP's 4000 Systems are designed to work with HP Moonshot, the Haven big data platform and Vertical software.
  • Integrity Superdome X is certified for Windows and aims to capture in-memory computing applications. Superdome X competes directly with Oracle's Exadata line.
  • The HP ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server is a four socket x86 system is for in-memory as well as structured databases. The DL560 Gen9 server is a four-socket server for multiple workloads. The BL660c Gen9 is a blade server.

All of the systems will be available in early June, said HP.

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